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The science fair Science is Wonderful! will be back in 2024

The European Commission funds excellent young researchers across the EU and abroad through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, allowing them to study a topic in depth that they care about.

Science is Wonderful! bridges this research with schools across the European Union. It celebrates the value and impact of EU-funded research by giving primary and secondary school students the chance to interact with leading researchers and innovators, learn more about their work in engaging formats and ask questions about scientific careers. Since its inception in 2015, Science is Wonderful! has organised an annual science fair that interactively showcases research projects and innovations through presentations, hands-on experiments, games and quizzes.

In March 2023, Science is Wonderful! once again opened its doors to 4 000 primary and secondary school pupils from across Belgium and abroad. It was a unique opportunity for them to engage with over 100 international scientists, learn more about their work and explore research careers. We are very grateful to the researchers, teachers and students that helped make this an unforgettable two days.

We cannot wait to welcome you at another wonderful edition next year. Want to be one of the first to learn more about it? Then don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter.

Next to the science fair, Science is Wonderful! also hosts activities for the classroom. These teaching resources, games and videos were prepared by our scientists to use with your pupils or children throughout the year.

There are a few exciting new additions planned, so make sure to check them out. And remember that you can always get in touch with us should you have any questions or ideas. We look forward to celebrating science with you!

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Science is Wonderful! is an initiative of European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the reference programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. Committed scientists funded by the MSCA bring their science closer to children and heighten young people’s interest in science and research careers in fun, inspiring ways. They are also strong role models for children and teenagers from all over the world.

The MSCA also support the European Researchers’ Night, a popular science outreach event organised annually in several European countries and beyond, and Researchers at Schools, which fosters direct interaction between researchers, teachers and pupils.

Learn more about the MSCA

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