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The Road-STEAMer project kicked off in September

September saw the start of the Road-STEAMer EU-funded project.

The overall aim of the project is to develop a STEAM roadmap for science education in Horizon Europe, i.e. a plan of action that will provide guidance to EU's key funding programme for research and innovation on how to encourage more interest in STEM through the use of artistic approaches, involving creative thinking and applied arts (the “A” in ‘STEAM’).

The consortium aims to provide Europe with this roadmap, through:

  • Collaboration and co-creation with the relevant stakeholder communities
  • A bottom-up approach, emphasizing educational practice and practitioners’ agency rather than high-level conceptualizations of STEAM
  • A specific focus on ways to leverage the power of STEAM approaches through exemplary cases and best practices

The Lisbon Council coordinates the project for Economic Competitiveness (Belgium) and the consortium includes Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece), Ecsite (Belgium), Traces (France), the University of Malta, the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Science View (Greece), the Centre for Social Innovation (Austria), Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica (Italy), the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Greece), the European School Heads Association (Netherlands) and the University of Exeter (UK).

The project’s kick-off meeting was organised together with a High-Level workshop, conducted by Andreas Schleicher, the Director for Education and Skills at OECD on “Why STEM is still a challenge and how Europe can meet it”.

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