Commission publishes call for establishment of European science education initiative

March 4, 2003

Brussels, 03 Mar 2003

The European Commission has published a call for proposals for a 'European science education initiative' under its 'science and society' activity of the Sixth Framework Programme. This is one of the areas covered by the specific programme 'structuring the European Research Area'.

The call covers the establishment of a pan-European initiative to enhance science teaching in schools and to raise the interest and motivation of boys and girls in science and technology.

The focus will be on providing a mechanism for allowing science teachers, science professionals, education specialists and associated experts from across Europe to exchange ideas, techniques and methods to supplement existing science curricula and educational strategies in order to increase the attractiveness and relevance of science studies at schools.

The action must involve existing science teachers' networks and the use of Internet resources to ensure the widest possible dissemination of the shared and newly acquired knowledge among the science teaching profession and associated professions. Proposals must provide an openly accessible resource infrastructure.

In specifying the instruments to be used in these areas, the call requests the use of coordination actions and specific support actions. Proposers are advised to consult the full call text at the address below in order to find out the particular instruments requested for each area.

The total indicative budget for this call is seven million euro To see the call text, please visit: http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/call_details.cf m?CALL_ID=58 Remarks: The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 08.10.2003

Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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