Taskforce Dossier

Taskforce dossier

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Taskforces are the EU STEM Coalition's main instrument for providing direct support in the development of new implementation programmes, national and regional strategies and STEM platform organisations.

Norwegian Technology Pact

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Norwegian Technology Pact
Requesting organisation:
Norwegian National Centre for Science Recruitment
Start date:
August 20, 2018
The current national STEM strategy of the Norwegian government expires in 2020. In addition, several key-competences in the field of (STEM) education will be shifted to regional/local authorities in the same period. Several models focused on addressing the strong regional differences and ongoing shortages in the field of STEM are currently being explored.
To evaluate the feasibility of the Dutch / Danish 'Technology Pact'-model, and assess its suitability as a possible follow-up to Norway's current national STEM strategy.
A group of key-stakeholders (including all labour unions) have tasked the Norwegian national STEM platform with petitioning the government to further explore the Technology Pact model as a possible follow-up strategy for Norway. Due to a series of unanticipated events, including a cabinet crisis in fall 2018 after the info meeting and reorganization in both NCR and the Ministry of Education and Education, the work with this taskforce was paused. Meanwhile, further information and new partners and models for a national STEM strategy have emerged and considered by NCR. It was therefore decided to close the Technology Pact taskforce and start a new one based on the experiences made. More information about future meetings related to a new Norwegian Technology Pact can be found in the Taskforce Dossier "Towards a new Norwegian STEM Strategy".

The timeline below provides an overview of key-events related to the taskforce (most recent first). Click on the event for more info.

January 26, 2018
Reports and studies | EU STEM Coalition
On January 18, 2018 the Norwegian National Centre for Science Recruitment organised a first stakeholder consultation to explore a possible Norwegian Technology Pact based on existing STEM...
April 15, 2016
Policy and strategy | Government of the 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...
January 1, 2015
Policy and strategy | Government of Norway
'Close to STEM' is the Norwegian national STEM strategy covering the period 2015-2019. It touches upon a wide range of topics ranging from the energy / green transition and climate to...