“The attractiveness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects” report is published!

STEM Alliance and Amgen joined forces to explore ways of making Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics studies and careers more appealing to the young people of Europe, explore factors influencing secondary school students' perceptions, motivation and aspirations towards STEM and define effective strategies to promote STEM studies and careers among young people.

Published against the backdrop of growing concerns in the European Union about future shortages of STEM skills and competencies, "The attractiveness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects – Results from five countries" brings forward the students' voices in an attempt to understand why and how young people in Europe decide which study and career paths to pursue.

The report's findings are based on a total of 2,789 responses from students aged between 12 and 15 from 43 schools in Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom (England).

The report's aim is to provide STEM employers, policy makers, and other relevant stakeholders with a better understanding of what works in STEM teaching and career education in secondary schools.

By learning what motivates and what discourages young people in secondary school to choose STEM over other study fields, STEM industries will be able to reflect on their education projects, identify areas for improvement and, ultimately, help increase the effectiveness of their educational policies and initiatives aimed at promoting young people's interest in learning STEM subjects in school and choosing STEM career paths.

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