The Science Education for Diversity (SED) Project is a large scale international project funded by the PF7 Framework of the European Union. The purpose of the project was to explore how to improve the engagement of young people with science learning in a range of countries – UK, The Netherlands, Lebanon, Turkey, India and Malaysia.  SED developed a framework of guidelines for the design of educational activities that engage young people in science and address the issue of diversity. 


SESTEM’s objective was to explore the acknowledged problem of gender imbalance in STEM education. The project’s aim was three fold: to study the decision-making process of girls’ and boys’ (from the ages of 14-18) when choosing school subjects, to raise girls’ interest in STEM subjects by building parental...

SiS Catalyst

SiS Catalyst (Children As Change Agents for Science and Society) is one of the first European Commission funded “Mobilising Mutual Learning Action” Plans. The focus of the initiative lays on capturing and sharing organisational and societal learning which occurs as a consequence of working with and listening to children.


The STENCIL Network offers a platform of joint reflection and European cooperation to science teachers and other people involved in science education. The project identifies innovative science teaching methods and good practice at a national and European level. It updates and enriches the European Online Catalogue of Science Education Initiatives and continues to publish an “Annual Report on the State of Innovation in Science Education”.


TRACES investigated for into the factors that influence research-based science education in a international programme involving Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Italy and Spain. Carrying out both large-scale surveys and in-depth case studies with small groups of teachers involved in ordinary practice and training and experimentation programmes with researchers.