Support

Support from the European Union

The EU STEM Coalition has been included or referenced in various EU agendas and strategies. The EU STEM Coalition has also received financial support through EU-funded projects. 

EU strategies and communications

European Parliament | June 10, 2021

European Parliament resolution of 10 June 2021 on promoting gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers (2019/2164(INI). This resolution outlines a variety of points related to gender equality in STEM. The resolution refers to the EU STEM...

European Commission | September 30, 2020

The Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) outlines the European Commission’s vision for high-quality, inclusive and accessible digital education in Europe. It is a call to action for stronger cooperation at European level to learn from the COVID-19 crisis, during which technology is being ...

European Commission | September 30, 2020

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...

European Commission | May 30, 2017

The success of the European project depends on the EU’s capacity to build a better future for European citizens. This is a key message of the Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe. It is also at the heart of the initiative 'Investing in Europe's Youth' and the New Skills Agenda for...

Projects funded by the EU

Project: Towards a European STE(A)M Platform
Status:
ongoing
Funding programme:
Erasmus+
Project reference:
612861-EPP-1-2019-1-NL-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD
Funding period:
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022
Summary:
The project aims to implement the European Commission's objective to "launch an upscaled EU STE(A)M Coalition" based on the existing EU STEM Coalition network (see: Communication on Achieving a Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education). This upscaled EU STE(A)M Coalition will serve as an expertise hub, contributing to the development and upscaling of integrated national and regional (STEM) skills strategies.
Project partners:

The project is implemented by a selection of EU STEM Coalition member organisations. For a full overview and contact information, please see the project website via the link below.

Objectives:

The project aims to further develop the existing EU STEM Coalition into a full-fledged European knowledge hub and support network for national and regional STEM platforms and other organisations active in the field of (STEM) education and labour market. As a secondary objective, the project also aims to kickstart the devepment of new national and regional STEM strategies in member states that do not yet have in place. 

Project activities:

The project will implement a wide range of activities aimed at support its members and organisations outside the network. These include events and activities focused on best practice sharing (conferences, thematic events, webinars), direct support (taskforces, roundtables) and the development of digital infrastructure to facilitate best practice sharing (European STEM monitor combining EU and national data, programme mappings, etc.).

Project: Action Plan EU STEM Coalition
Status:
finalised
Funding programme:
Erasmus+
Project reference:
2016-1-NL01-KA201-022970
Funding period:
September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019
Summary:
The EU STEM Coalition is an EU-wide network of so-called 'national STEM platforms': organisations tasked (by government) with the development, coordination and implementation of (elements of) national and regional (STEM) skills strategies. The main goal of this project was to facilitate best practice sharing between existing national STEM platforms and support the development of new national and regional strategies, platforms and programmes. The project succeeded in this objective and has been recognised as an official best practice by the European Commission.
Project partners:

The project was implemented by a selection of EU STEM Coalition member organisations. For a full overview and contact information, please see the project website via the link below.

Objectives:

The main goal of the project was to facilitate best practice sharing between national STEM platforms (integrating it into the day-to-day practices of national STEM platforms) and consequently support the development of new approaches based on existing best practices in Europe.

Project activities:

The project activities consisted on events and activities focued on best practice sharing. These included larger thematic events ('General Assemblies') open to the general public as well as more targeted support ('Taskforce Meetings'). The project also contributed to further developing the EU STEM Coalition website into a digital 'knowledge hub' featuring programme mappings and a publications database (currently receiving thousands of monthly visitors). 

The EU STEM Coalition plays a key role in supporting the objectives of the European Commission’s Digital Education Action Plan and the broader European Education Area 

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth