Posted on: 3rd August 2011

We are proud to support teachers with Science in School.

Francesco Romanelli EFDA Leader and Chairman of EIROforum until the end of June, emphasises the importance of science education and the vital role that teachers play in this process

EIROforum’s quarterly magazine, which encourages communication between teachers and scientists, was launched five years ago. Since then, it has published 350 articles on topics ranging from particle physics to biodiversity or earthquakes. Together with the associated translations, more than 1,100 articles published in 28 European languages have been accumulated on the Science in School’s website. They contain teaching materials, science education projects or cutting edge scientific information. The service is very popular: the website receives 30,000 visitors every month and 15,000 copies of each print issue are distributed across Europe.

Background information
The eight EIROforum organisations (EFDA JET, CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF ILL and XFEL) have extensive expertise in the areas of basic research and the management of large, international infrastructures, facilities and research programmes. It is the mission of EIROforum to combine the resources, facilities and expertise of its member organisations to support European science in reaching its full potential.