EU Science Hub

School visits programme: The role of science in EU policy-making

We at the JRC want to invite students (14–19 years of age) to visit us.

We want to showcase the role that science plays in EU policies and how that has an impact on our daily lives.

Our new 2019 School Programme welcomes secondary level students.

What we offer

School visits to the JRC site in Ispra, Italy

Starting from 1 October 2019, we offer school visits in Ispra (Italy) every first Tuesday of the month. The half day programme (group of 50 students in the moring and 50 students int the afternoon) could include:

  • A bus tour of our site,
  • A discovery experience of our Visitors Centre,
  • Do-it-yourself experiments in our 'Makerspace' (applied critical thinking)
  • Visit to a selected laboratory and/or research facility.

School visits to other JRC locations

In the future we will offer visits to our other JRC sites in Belgium, Germany the Netherlands and Spain. Programmes there will feature site-specific initiatives, such as

  • Visits with interactive programme,
  • 'Meet the scientists',
  • Design thinking' sessions.

Collaboration with teachers

Teachers are our best multipliers, and collaboration is fundamental. 

In a yearly work-shop, we want to co-create new materials and further develop our visit programmes and activities.  For this reason we want to co-create new materials and further develop our visit programmes and activities with them during tailor-made workshops.

Scientists coming to your school

JRC scientists can occasionally as well visit schools to present specific topics directly in the classroom. This particular initiative should be discussed well in advance with the team responsible for the School Programme.


If you want to know more about our School Programme or make a reservation for a visit, please contact our functional mailbox