ESA’s Education Office sometimes organises training courses in association with the independent Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP). Initiated during 2009’s International Year of Astronomy, and named after the famous 17th century Italian astronomer and physicist, the GTTP now continues to train teachers across Europe. The emphasis is placed upon introducing science teachers to the resources that can be used to teach astronomy and astrophysics. The programme aims to help teachers inspire young people to consider science careers. Workshops take place at various sites throughout Europe. Application forms for the next available workshop will be published on this website at appropriate times.