Across France, at the start of each school year, Science Fairs invite the general public to discover science. Researchers, laboratories, companies, associations and museums, etc. rally together to offer activities, exhibitions, conferences and visits for young and old alike.
The Science Fair, which has been supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for more than 25 years, is an event which celebrates knowledge, research, technology and innovation.

Coordination of the event in Metropolitan Lyon and Rhône

The Science Fair, coordinated by the Université de Lyon across Metropolitan Lyon and Rhône, reflects the potential in the region, with over 40,000 visitors and over 13,000 students, 3 science villages and over 100 project holders... The coordination staff from each département help participants design their projects for the Science Fair by putting them in touch with key actors, by providing resources and tools, and by offering their expertise in the organization of the activities. It is supported by the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Métropole de Lyon and the Ville de Villeurbanne, as well as the Académie de Lyon which promotes it amongst its pupils.

Organization of the Science Fair in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Each region in France has a coordinator. In the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, this task is carried out by the Université de Lyon through the Culture, Science and Society department.
Each département or local area then has an officer who is in direct contact with the local project holders.