Technology Pact 2016 - 2020

Technology Pact 2016 - 2020

Source / author: 
Government of the Netherlands
Publication date: 
15 April 2016
Publication type: 
Policy and strategy
Country: 
Netherlands

The Technology Pact 2013 - 2020 (updated in 2016) is the national STEM strategy of the government of the Netherlands. The Technology Pact is a multi-stakeholder initiative that is supported by over 60 partners. These include three national ministries (education, economic affairs and social affairs), regional authorities, employer organisations, labour unions and all education sectors. Collectively they set the priorities for the implementation of twelve headline targets that cover the entire education chain (from primary education to the labour market). 

 

The Technology Pact is coordinated by the Dutch national STEM platform (PTvT). PTvT provides direct support to the regions in the implementation of the Technology Pact, supports its objectives through national programmes and monitors the progress towards the objectives in the 'Technology Pact Monitor', in cooperation with the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK). The Technology Pact monitor levarages data from the employment agency, education field and various other sources mapping trends in STEM education and labour market on national, regional and local level. A full translation of the Dutch Technology Pact is available via the link above. 

 

A national STEM strategy inspired by the Dutch Technology Pact was adopted by the Danish government in 2018 (Danish Technology Pact).