About the Coalition

Who we are

The EU STEM Coalition is an EU-wide network that works to build better STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in Europe. Our goal is to shape STEM education policies and practices that foster economic growth, opportunity and well-being for all.  


Together with policy makers, education providers and industry, we work on promoting new ways of delivering education and finding and sharing evidence-based solutions to skills mismatch in STEM. From reducing shortages of STEM skilled people to fostering new ways in which educational institutions, companies and governments can cooperate, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, best-practice sharing and direct support 

  • "Structural cooperation between education providers and industry is key for future-proofing our education systems. The EU STEM Coalition plays an important part in this."
    Jeroen van der Veer
    Former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell
Our members

The EU STEM Coalition is at the heart of EU-wide cooperation between national STEM platforms. STEM platforms are national or regional organisations tasked with the coordination and implementation of the national and regional STEM strategies and policies. They include dedicated platforms, national ministries, regional authorities, research councils, innovation agencies and university networks and many more. The platforms work closely with our European partners and a range national and regional partners to address skills mismatch in STEM throughout the EU. 

What we do

The EU STEM Coalition facilitates best-practice sharing between countries and regions. The network also provides direct support through so-called 'taskforces'. Previously taskforces contributed to the successful development of new national STEM strategies (e.g. the Danish Technology Pact), platforms (e.g. Hungarian STEM platform) and programmes (e.g. Spanish Jet-Net programme). 

How we work
The EU STEM Coalition implements a wide variety of activites and resources aimed at bringing policy makers and policy shapers together to exchange ideas, share experiences, and develop new approaches across a range of areas. To learn more about how we deliver direct support to Member States and regions, please see the 'get support' page.   

Knowledge related to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is crucial in responding to the challenges we are facing as a society. The EU STEM Coalition is a vital part of our efforts to improve STEM education in schools.

Tibor Navracsics European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport