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House of Natural Sciences

The Danish 'House of Natural Sciences' (Naturvidenskabernes Hus) was established in 2007 as a non-profit development and visitors centre. The centre develops application-oriented and authentic educational experiences that aim to inspire youngsters to choose for choos an education in science and technology. Bridging the gap between education and business the centre inspires children and youngsters to become skilled, curious and innovative. 

 

The House of Natural Sciences offers a comprehensive series of teaching materials and activities for primary and secondary school teachers and pupils, e.g. for school-company cooperation through the national Jet-Net.dk network, hands-on activities voor students on site and teacher training. The goel of the House of Natural Sciences is to offer an attractive physical setting for the development of these activities. In the past eight years, the house of Natural Sciences launched over 60 different projects targeted at increasing the number of STEM graduates.

 

Jet-Net.dk is one of the flagship programmes of House of Natural Sciences. The goal of Jet-Net.dk is focused on joining schools and companies in co-beneficial one-on-one relationships working with STEM. Thereby providing the students in primary and secondary schools with knowledge concerning the activities of the companies, and possible STEM career opportunities within the companies.

 

Jet-Net.dk started I Denmark in 2012, and works with over 60 different sized tech companies and the same amount of schools. The Danish network and activities is bases on feasibility studies and inspiration from the Dutch model of Jet-Net and Platform Bèta Techniek (PBT), which was launched in 2002 by five Dutch technology companies. 

 

 

ThinkYoung

ThinkYoung is the first think tank that focuses on young people. It was founded in 2007 and has expanded to have offices in Brussels, Geneva and Hong Kong. ThinkYoung conducts studies and surveys, makes documentary movies, writes policy proposals and develops education programme in five main sectors: entrepreneurship, education, EU-Asia relations, EU enlargement, and environment. Up to date, ThinkYoung projects have reached over 600’000 young people in more than 30 European and Asian countries. Based on its research on young people`s necessities, ThinkYoung creates trainings and workshops to empower youth with the tools to have a positive impact and make a change. These include entrepreneurial & coding skills for young people with the aim of reducing unemployment through ThinkYoung’s Entrepreneurship and Coding Schools.

FEANI

FEANI is a federation of professional engineers that unites national engineering associations from 35 European Higher Education Area (EHEA) countries. Thus, FEANI represents the interests of over 3,5 million professional engineers in Europe. FEANI is striving for a single voice for the engineering profession in Europe and wants to affirm and develop the professional identity of engineers. Through its activities and services, especially with the attribution of the EUR ING professional title, FEANI aims to facilitate the mutual recognition of engineering qualifications in Europe and to strengthen the position, role and responsibility of engineers in society. The General Secretariat of FEANI, managing the activities of the federation, is located in Brussels since late 1997.

STEM Learning

STEM Learning operates the National STEM Learning Network - the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK. Supported by a unique partnership of government, charitable trusts and employers, the Network is dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM, and increasing the numbers of young people progressing in STEM studies and into STEM-related careers post-16. We provide teachers, school technicians and others working with young people with STEM-specific, career-long professional development; access to free of charge, curriculum linked resources, STEM Ambassadors and STEM Clubs support; and a wide range of engaging activities with proven impact on outcomes for young people. We also work with employers of all sizes to help them maximize the return they get from their investment in working with young people, teachers and schools.

CSR Ukraine

Founded in 2008, the Centre for CSR Development Ukraine is a non-profit expert organisation in corporate social responsibility. CSR Ukraine has 4 priority areas: CSR in conflict times, business-universities-schools cooperation, social responsibility of municipalities and state-owned companies.Within the priority area of "business-universities schools cooperation" CSR Ukraine works on STEM projects. In 2015 CSR established a National STEM Coalition with 20 member organisations (Universities, schools, companies and research institutes).

LUMA

LUMA Centre Finland is the network for 13 regional LUMA centres within Finnish universities. The network ensures a national and international collaborative ecosystem to develop mathematics, science and technology education by providing activities and accessible resources throughout the country. The current LUMA ecosystem is a social innovation in which universities, schools, teachers, students, guardians, and industry are collaborating to engage all children and young people from age 3 to 19 in math, science, and technology and supporting research-oriented teachers at all levels for life-long learning. The LUMA Centre Finland promotes and fosters both national and international collaboration between educational institutions from kindergarten to universities, the business sector, educational administration, science museums and centers, teachers’ associations, and the media, as well as all other relevant organizations. The aim of the LUMA is mathematics, science and technology for all. The activities of LUMA Centre Finland reach altogether 400 000 persons (children, youth, guardians and teachers) each year.

Astra

Astra is the national Centre for Learning in Science, Technology and Health in Denmark, established by Law in 2009. Our contribution to society is to strengthen and develop science learning so we train a new generation with strong science competencies. Our vision is that all children and young people achieve science skills that will enable them to express themselves as creative and critical citizens

PBT

The National Platform Science & Technology (PBT) has been commissioned by the Dutch government, the education and the business sectors to ensure sufficient availability of people who have a background in scientific or technical education. This approach has been formulated in the Deltaplan Science & Technology, a policy document on how to prevent shortages in the technology sector. The aims: (1) to achieve a structural increase of pupils and students in scientific and technical education, and (2) to use existing talent more effectively in businesses and research institutes. The goal is not only making careers in science more appealing, but also to introduce educational innovations that will inspire and challenge young people.

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