image This report presents and analyses data obtained from the evaluation of ten European science fairs organised in 2014 (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Sweden). These fairs, affiliated to Intel ISEF, were selected from among those which had the final events taking place between March and June 2014.

In this report, the students’ and teachers’ data from the ten fairs are combined and are provided in table or graph format in separate sections for students and teachers, with short descriptions and highlights for each graph or table. Furthermore, basic comparisons are provided between the 2013 and the 2014 data. We highlight the main differences between both years and briefly discuss the apparent trends that are emerging. A detailed comparison of yearly reported data provides a wider perspective of the impact and sustainability of the fairs,a perspective that will become more detailed when the data from more years are incorporated in the future. Furthermore, a section with sample detailed investigations is included in this report, both in terms of students’ gender and of students’ age. These comparisons attest to the richness of detailed studies that the data affords. As a simple helping tool, average statistical profiles of participating students and teachers are provided at the end of the corresponding section. These statistical profiles can be as comprehensive as needed. Finally, at the end of the report, a more general analysis of the students’ and teachers’ data is presented followed by a short section with some conclusions and reactions from the authors.

Àgueda Gras-Velázquez, Jon K. Price, Michał Dżoga & Iza Pastuszyńska
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