Many studies have highlighted an alarming drop of the youth interest in Science and Technology. Despite the actions carried out to revert this tendency, the signs for a better scenario in this respect are still rather dim. Unless more effective initiatives are taken, innovation and research in Europe can be seriously damaged. This is why the European Commission has designed a new way to apply the know-how and the good practice which can boost young people’s interest in Science and Technology. The “Rocard on Science Education” report points out that their lack of interest is due to the way Science is taught at school. In this context, whereas the educational community agrees teaching methods based on inquiry are more effective, reality tells us that in most European classrooms these methods are not always used.
The need to get a better Science education has a central role within “Lisbon Europe 2020 Strategy”, “Rocard” report and “Science Education for Responsible Citizenship” The introduction of inquiry in schools and the creation of work nets by the teachers involved should launch and stimulate Science and Technology education.