About ESERO Ireland

About ESERO Ireland

ESERO uses space related themes and the genuine fascination felt by young people for space to engage them in STEM subjects. ESERO also highlights the associated applications from space and raises awareness of the large range of career possibilities in the space domain.

ESERO is an education project of the European Space Agency (ESA), co-funded by ESA and Science Foundation Ireland in active fields of education and space.

The ESERO objectives are to use Space as a context,

  1. to enhance the literacy and competence of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  2. to motivate and enable young Europeans to pursue a career in the STEM field, in the space domain in particular
  3. to increase young people’s awareness of the importance of space research, exploration and applications in modern society and economy

ESERO Ireland plans to achieve these objectives by

  • Sharing good practice, and space-related teaching and learning workshops and resources with teachers.
  • Using and disseminating existing ESA/ESERO education materials, and if appropriate, develop scientific resources tailored to the needs of the education community.
  • Including space as a theme in the existing Science Foundation Ireland Education and Public Engagement programmes such as Discover Primary Science and Maths and Smart Futures.
  • Providing a point of contact for teachers, lecturers and others seeking information about space education and careers
  • Raising the European Space Agency’s (ESA) profile and foster general awareness within the education community and the public of the ESA’s work and Ireland’s involvement in the space industry.
  • Motivating students to pursue a career in science and in space-related fields in particular.
  • Fostering links with industry groups and public sector organisations that are participating in the space sector in Ireland.

ESERO Ireland was established as part of the ESA Education initiative aimed at teachers. Find out more about ESERO »

The SFI Child Safeguarding Statement

Science Foundation Ireland is committed to engaging the Irish public in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  This includes a range of activities engaging with children and families.  In this context, SFI aims to create a safe, creative and fun environment where children can engage with SFI staff and SFI volunteers and where their welfare is paramount. In this context, SFI adheres to the requirements of the Children First Act 2015 and the National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017 developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and requires those who run events on its behalf to do so.

SFI has appointed a Designated Liaison Person to be a first point of contact in respect of SFI’s Child Safeguarding Statement in accordance with the Children First Guidance 2017 who is also the relevant person for the purposes of the Children’s First Act. If you have a query or concern about child safeguarding with regard to any of our activities, please contact our Designated Liaison Person.

The SFI Child Safeguarding Statement can be found here.



SFI Designated Liaison Person

Una Clifford SFI HR

Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2 D02 NT99

Telephone: +353 1 607 3200