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10/11/2021 - 26/11/2021

Science is Wonderful! 2021

Free and open to everybody, Science is Wonderful!  brings the world of science, research and innovation to primary and secondary schools. Scientists from all disciplines exchange with teachers and pupils to inspire them and show them the magical world of research.

Science is Wonderful! 2021  took place online from 10 to 26 November and involved 500 researchers, over 2,600 schools and 20,000 pupils from all over Europe. The next edition of the event will take place in 2022.

Visit Science is Wonderful! Digital  to find teaching resources, games and videos prepared by our scientists to use with your pupils throughout the year. You can also register and access Science is Wonderful! Live  platform to watch again the live webinars screened during the event.

Welcome message by Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Subtitles in your language are available! Click the subtitles button on the video
More about our Commissioner

Meet our scientists!

Scientists make the world a better place and improve almost every part of our daily lives: the food we eat, the medicines we take and healthcare we receive, as well as transport, communications, protecting our environment, how we work and how we play: the list is endless! From 22 to 26 November, you and your pupils will be able to meet dozens of brilliant scientists online, perform their experiments and ask them any questions you want in your language! Discover a sample of their profiles already.

Register now to book one of our scientists from 10 November!

Agnieszka Cuprys

Postdoctoral fellow
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Anne-Claire Fabre

Marie Slodowska-Curie Fellow
Museum für Naturkunde

Anthony Colombo

Postdoctoral fellow (assegnista di ricerca)
University of Bologna

Emese Sükei

Early Stage Researcher
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Georgia Soursou

Special Scientist (PhD Fellow)
University of Cyprus

Halil Mecit Öztop

Associate Professor of Food Engineering
Middle East Technical University

Julia Zinsmeister

Postdoctoral researcher
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Luigi Angelo Castriotta

Post DOctoral Researcher
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Pedro Canhão Costa

Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher / Ph.D. Fellow
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Sabrina Rosoiu

University Politehnica of Bucharest


Tune in to the inauguration and closing session of Science is Wonderful! to learn more about the event and how to take part. A variety of speakers will participate in this year’s edition, including brilliant scientists (also storytellers!), teachers and policy makers.

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Themis Christophidou

Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission

Angela Moriggi

Research Fellow
University of Padua, Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture, and Forestry.

Anguel Beremliysky

Member at the Common Secretariat of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Diane Purcell-Meyerink

Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow

Elena Atrián Blasco

Post-doctoral researcher

Fabrice Serodes

Agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger (AEFE) /
Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères

Jennifer Baker

Kairis Ulp

Policy Officer, Sport Unit, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
European Commission

Karen Simon

Communication Officer
European Commission, Conference on the Future of Europe

Kelli Rose Pearson


Marianna Marchesi

Architectural Design at the Welsh School of Architecture

Marion Roullet

Founder and R&D Scientist
Atelier CirculR

Mathieu Orphanides

Development and implementation Manager of the DiscoverEU initiative

Nicolás Cuello

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow
Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, France

Stefan Zotti

Team leader in the European Commission

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 European Researchers’ Night, a popular science outreach event organised annually in several European countries and beyond.

Learn more about the MSCA