21 June 2012 – 12.00-17.30
Esplanade of the European Parliament - Brussels
On 21 June, European Commission will launch a pan-European awareness campaign to encourage girls to develop an interest in science and to engage young women in scientific research careers. This reflects Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn’s commitment to promote gender equality and the gender dimension in research and innovation.
With the slogan ‘Science: it’s a girl thing!’, the first phase of the campaign will target girls from 13 to 18 years of age. It will challenge stereotypes around science and show girls that science can be a great opportunity for their future.
The launch event of the campaign will take place in Brussels on 21 June. It will include a conference at 14.30 at the European Parliament with Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn, MEPs, pupils and inspirational role models.
From 12.00 to 18.00, fun activities on the theme of science open to boys and girls will also take placeon the Esplanade of the European Parliament, including:
Young people will be able to win prizes when participating to the workshops. An activity passport will be handed out – the more activities they participate in, the more prizes they can win!
Please spread the message among your friends!