High-level representatives from businesses and the education sector gathered in Brussels, Belgium, on 7 December 2017 to discuss how to advance and scale up business-education cooperation to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers in Europe.
The conference, jointly organised by the STEM Alliance and the SYSTEMIC project, funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme, demonstrated the business case for companies to invest in STEM Education and enhance the attractiveness of STEM jobs in Europe. The event was opened by Michael Teutsch from the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture, and Sarah Atkinson, Vice-President of CA Technologies, a STEM Alliance partner. Co-chaired by Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet, and Celia Moore, Member of the Board of Directors of CSR Europe, the event hosted a wide mix of companies, Ministries of Education and educational organisations that are strongly engaged in promoting STEM education and careers to young Europeans.
The brand new STEM Alliance corporate video
This video was played for the first time during this event - demonstrating the three key actions of the STEM Alliance:
- Professionals Going Back to School
- Teacher Discovery Placements in Industry
- STEM Knowledge and Training
All STEM, All Stars Award Ceremony Video - Group 1
The award was given to teachers by Annelie Kohl, representative of Shell, and Luisa Barba, representative of Microsoft.
- Panagiota Argyri (Greece)
- Constantina Cossu (Italy)
- Gjorgjina Dimova (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
- Stefanie Gauci (Malta)
All STEM, All Stars Award Ceremony Video - Group 2
The award was given by Stephan Griebel, representative of Texas Instruments, and Nathalie Debuyst, representative of the European Petrochemical Association.
- Svitlana Popel (Ukraine)
- Stella Magid-Podolsky (Israel)
- Nikolaos Nerantzis (Greece)
- Gabriela-Violeta Tanasescu (Romania)
All STEM, All Stars Award Ceremony Video - Group 3
The award was given by Julie McCallum, representative of CA Technologies, and Jeannette Axisa, representative of Transport Malta.
- Anna Savitska (Ukraine)
- Lydia Gauci (Malta)
- Sr. Claudia Zammit (Malta)
About the STEM Alliance
The STEM Alliance brings together industries, Ministries of Education and education stakeholders to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and careers to young Europeans and address anticipated future skills gaps within the European Union. The STEM Alliance builds on the success of the EU-funded inGenious initiative (2011-2014) to increase the links between STEM education and careers, by involving schools throughout Europe.
SYSTEMIC is a strategic partnership project funded under KA2 of the Erasmus+ programme. The overall objective of the SYSTEMIC project ("Say Yes to STEM In the Classroom") is to increase young Europeans' interest in maths, science, engineering and technology education and careers and to provide teachers with the appropriate pedagogical tools to teach STEM topics differently and in a more attractive way.