Young Scientists for Central Europe

Visegrad Fund Project


This project is grounded on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) – this method used in the GLOBE program school network leads provably to an increasing interest in science disciplines amongst students, it develops research competence and improves educational results achieved by students.

For this purpose we also developed European Phenology Campaign ( as a powerful tool which motivates students from European countries to collect scientific data, make connections and learn about vegetation cycle.


Planned activities

- 10 methodical activities in national languages for schools based on the phenological observation

- Translation of IBSE methodology into Polish

- 24 consultations of the school projects with scientists

- 2 webinars to the European Phenology Campaign (October 2020, Spring 2021)

- 2 workshops for teachers IBSE methods training (December 2020)

- 1 on-line student conference (January 2021)

- 1 student conference GLOBE Games 2021 (May 2021)


Groups involved

- 3 partners: TEREZA, Educational Centre (CZ), - UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre(PL), 

Daphne Institute of Applied Ecology (SK)

- 12 schools from Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia

- 24 teachers

- At least 300 children from 12 schools




Czech Republic: TEREZA, Educational Centre (TERZA, vzdělávací centrum, z.ú.)

Poland - UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (Narodowa Fundacja Ochrony Srodowiska)

Slovakia - Daphne Institute of Applied Ecology (Inštitút aplikovanej ekológie Daphne)


The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainablebregional cooperation in Central Europe.


Contact person: Kristýna Kaiser,


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