Partnerships for science education
The EU-funded PAFSE project will engage schools, universities, enterprises and non-formal education providers in building science clusters that boost young people's awareness of public health challenges, protective factors and patterns of risky behaviour, and the role they can play in their community preparedness. School-based activities will contribute to students’ and citizens’ literacy concerning public health threats that need to be approached by concerted action, with a focus on epidemics. Challenges such as child obesity, chronic illness, climate change and vaccine hesitancy will be included in the educational provisions. PAFSE will strengthen populations’ literacy and mitigate risks, having students play a central role as public health ambassadors, early adopters and spreaders of scientific knowledge.