How can young people’s interest in science be increased?

16 partners from ten European countries want to break new ground. In CREATIONS, a project funded by the European Union, they develop creative approaches based on art for an engaging science classroom. The partners are planning a variety of events with theatre, photography, exhibitions in which young people can experience an active and playful role within science and research. CREATIONS will establish a pan-European network of scientists, teachers, artists and students. The project was launched in October 2015 and runs for three years. CREATIONS aims to improve the skills of young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and to pool talent to scientific careers by

  • giving students and teachers opportunities to experiment with many different places, activities, personal identities, and people
  • simulating the work of the scientist and researcher in the classroom
  • promoting a better understanding of how science works
  • enhancing students’ science related career aspirations
  • encouraging and empowering science teachers to affect change
  • implementing and promoting inquiry-based science teaching and learning
  • learning and (self)creating in emotionally rich learning environments
  • disseminating and exploiting the results