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European pedagogical resources

The European Commission has supported EPS activities in the field of physics education since 1998. A list of these activities and links to the resources developed can be downloaded here.

Many European and international research institutes actively engage in outreach and education. Moreover, other science and physics related learned societies also propose innovative science education materials.


CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. The CERN education website offers informations about teacher programmes and educational resources for schools.

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CERN's education activities
CERN's teaching materials
Information about CERN

European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA's Education Office runs an education programme bringing young Europeans, aged from 6 to 28, to gain and maintain an interest in science and technology, with the long-term objectives of contributing towards the creation of a knowledge-based society and ensuring the existence of a qualified workforce for the Agency that will ensure Europe's continued leadership in space activities

ESA's education programmes
Information about ESA

European Southern Observatory

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes.
The ESO Educational Office provides support of astronomy and astrophysics education, especially at the high-school level. This includes teaching materials, courses for teachers and specific educational projects.

ESO's Educational Office
Information about ESO

The IoP has created website to inspire people of all ages to learn more about physics. The site provides information for students and teachers as well as information about latest physics research. website

Science on Stage

In 1999, during the Malvern Seminar, the EPS brought together physicists, students, teachers and policy makers to learn about innovative teaching techniques. This paved the way for the first Physics On Stage Festival at CERN in 2000.
The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC - NL) in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, Physics on Stage became Science on Stage and was financed by the European Commission until 2007.
From 2007 on, a stand alone organization, Science on Stage Europe was created to pilot a European event.

Materials from Physics on Stage 1
Materials from Physics and Science on Stage


Scientix - the community for science education in Europe - was created to facilitate regular dissemination and sharing of know-how and best practices in science education across the European Union. It also provides a portal for projects financed by the European Commission in the field of science education.

Scientix website


Photonics4All is a European outreach project which is funded by one of the calls under the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP) and thus received funding by the European Union. This outreach project aims to promote photonics and light based technologies to young people, students, entrepreneurs, and the general public throughout the EU.

 Photonics4All website
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