Explainers’ training school – L’École de la Médiation


The « École de la Médiation », or Explainers’ training school, is an Universcience’s professional training space for explainers. It is sustained by the French government through the Investments for Future Programme, a multi-billion euros project established in 2009 to prepare France for the challenges of tomorrow (competitiveness, environment, energy, health, etc.) and to increase its growth potential by investing in higher education and training, research, industry and SMEs, sustainable development and digitization.

Lead by Universcience, 7 partners from the French science culture field work together at the Explainers’ training school: the universities Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and ParisVII-Diderot; science centers and science culture associations (Les Petits débrouillards, Planète Sciences, Traces, Universcience’s education and training department); and the professional training center CNAM (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts).

The Explainers’ training school’s main goal is to bring awareness on the science explainers’ professional situation, the skills required and the training need of these professionals. Since 2012, the project conceives training modules, conducts studies on explainers’ practices and organizes appropriate vocational training for explainers all around France and the world for science museums, science centers and associations.

Our offers

The training courses

The training courses can last from 1 to 3 days. All of the Explainers’ training school’s educators are certified experts and use innovate teaching methods.

We offer both face-to-face training courses in Paris and training courses from our catalogue or tailor-made courses in your premises, for your teams.

All our training courses balance practical contributions, theoretical insights and exchanges of experience. Our organisation meets the requirements of the National Quality Standard – Qualiopi for its training activities.

Rencontres Pro.

The « École de la Médiation », or Explainers’ training school offers a free thematic cycle of professional meetings so that mediation actors can expand their networks, discover tools, and question their practices while making a link between research and innovation in the field.

Come Together

Talking about climate emergencies with those facing other emergencies : this is the challenge we propose to take up as part of the European Come Together project, which brings together Universcience, the Leronardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology (Milan), the Museum of Ethnography of Slovenia (Ljubjlana), Science Center Netzwerk (Vienna) and the SPK Foundation – Museum of Ethnology (Berlin).

Research-Action projects

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Courses’programs in english

There’re 3 possibilities :

Every course’s program in French.

Contact us for a specific program in English or any inquiry.