JRC presents IRMM activities during the European School Open Day last Saturday 23rd March 2013.
Over 200 people visited the JRC-IRMM stand at the European School in Mol last 23rd March 2013. Paola Garcia, responsible for Communication at the JRC-IRMM highlights: "it is amazing to see the curiosity of the children and their interest for science; the game on the importance of reference materials was very appealing to them. By using their senses, children from different ages could test the limits of having their senses as a reference". The stand of the JRC-IRMM presented two games. In the first game visitors had to find a match to the reference using their touch while in the second they had to use their taste to find the exact match to a soda flavour.
JRC-IRMM Director Elke Anklam underlines the importance of the existing collaboration between the European School and the Institute for Reference Materials. "We are both complementary and share the same objective: Europe", she says. "The positive collaboration between the school and our institute has a long tradition; we are happy to work together in occasions like this", she adds. The JRC-IRMM provides scientific support to policy makers in Europe, it is important to promote science among future generations.