A project to increase young Europeans' interest in maths, science, engineering and technology education and careers and to provide teachers with the appropriate pedagogical tools to enable them to teach STEM topics differently and in a more attractive way.

Underpinning new teaching approaches to be further developed, SYSTEMIC will build a network of STEM schools involving STEM Teachers, guidance counsellors and head of schools. The project, through its close collaboration with STEM Alliance, will also contribute to a European STEM awareness campaign organising and promoting in all European schools a STEM Discovery Week, which will be the culminating event of a school year campaign (engaging students and teachers in partnership with industry professionals, with the professionals go back to schools activities).

SYSTEMIC is a joint initiative of both Ministries of Education (via EUN Partnership) and industry (through CSR Europe, the leading European business network for corporate social responsibility). SYSTEMIC will be coordinated by EUN Partnership, in Belgium. Since 2007, STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Maths) has been one of its major thematic areas. The SYSTEMIC proposal will develop complementary blocks of activity: it will address (1) the school education challenges (with two Ministries of Education involved - DGE and DCM) and (2) the role of industry in STEM education (with the active support of the STEM Alliance, mainly via European Schoolnet and CSR Europe and a local Technological centre in Obodos, Portugal).

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, united-kingdom
Applied sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Computer science, Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering, Environmental sciences, Fisheries science, Food science, Forestry science, Materials science, Maths, Microtechnology, Nanotechnology, Nuclear technology, Software engineering, Technology
Target group
primary school students, secondary school students, teachers


Main contact person: Evita Tasiopoulou