The European Commission's bi-annual University-Business Forum brings together policymakers, representatives from higher education, business and other stakeholders to discuss and debate the role of university-business cooperation for innovation and sustainable development. Several members of the EU STEM Coalition were invited to present their initiatives during the workshop and discussion session focused on skills mismatch in STEM.
The University-Business Forum provides a unique opportunity for discussion, the sharing of experience, the exchange of good practices, networking and mutual learning and has sparked the development of several new EU initiatives including the Knowledge Alliances.
The Forum brought together policymakers, representatives from higher education, business and other stakeholders to discuss and debate the role of university-business cooperation for innovation and sustainable development. The EU STEM Coalition (represented by partners from Finland and Hungary as well as the secretariat were invited to give presentations during the workshop and discussion session focused on skills mismatches.
Alongside the key theme of the Forum - innovation and sustainable development - topics, such as lifelong learning, regional and local eco-systems, social innovation, artificial intellligence, entrepreneurial individuals and organisations, and institutional change were also discussed.
The EU STEM Coalition will periodically update relevant stakeholders (including the higher education unit of DGEAC) on new developments and initiatives targeted at reducing skills mismatch in STEM.
The Communication on the European Education Area outlines how cooperation can further enrich the quality, inclusiveness and digital and green dimension of Member State education systems. It shows how together, Member States can shape a European Education Area based on freedom for learners and teachers to learn and work across the continent and for institutions to freely associate with one another in Europe and beyond.
The EU STEM Coalition was included in the objectives of the Communication. For more information and the full text, please see the link above.