The STENCIL Network includes 21 members from 9 European countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey.

It is funded with support from the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme, from January 2011 to December 2013.

The STENCIL Network’s main objectives are to:

  • identify and promote innovative practices in science teaching, by publishing every year an Annual Report on the State of Innovation in Science Education;
  • bring together science education practitioners to share different experiences and learn from each other by organising periodical study visits and workshops, in a peer to peer approach;
  • disseminate materials and outcomes coming from previous EU funded projects, but also from isolated science education initiatives, through the STENCIL web portal and national communities, as well as through a wide range of dissemination actions, such as international conferences and national dissemination events;
  • provide educational authorities and policy makers with a set of Guidelines and a Manifesto for innovating science education in their countries, especially focused on the establishment of contacts between Research Institutes, Schools and Industries.