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PILOT PROJECT - GIRLS 4 STEM IN EUROPE

‘Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture'
Girls4STEM-2019

The aim of this action is to promote and teach Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths subjects (STEM) to girls in attractive and engaging ways, with a view to addressing the ongoing skills gap in the STEM sectors within the EU and especially the shortfall of women & increasing STEM drop-out rates of girls.

 

This aim is going to be achieved through a two-fold action: 

Firstly, a network of schools, universities, high education institutions and companies will be set up. It will serve as a platform to support the advancement of girls in STEM education and careers, to exchange best practices and to raise awareness of girls all over Europe concerning the full spectrum of education and training options.

Secondly, no-cost summer camps for 13-18 year-old girls (typically 1 or 2 weeks long) will be designed to introduce middle and high school girls to a broad range of STEM subjects, in particular software engineering principles and programming languages. The experiences and insights collected in the course of the summer camps and other actions will be used by the network to provide recommendations and a set of ready-to-use guidelines available for reproduction of the events at local level.

 

The maximum duration of the project is 24 months.

 

Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible:

  • EU Member States;
  • EFTA and EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;

 

In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least 2 legal entities from different countries.

 

The deadline for submitting applications is 27 August 2019.

Objectives: 
Closing the gender gap through digital and entrepreneurship education is one of the actions under the second priority of the Digital Education Action Plan: Developing relevant digital competences and skills for the digital transformation, and is vital if Europe is to fully embrace the benefits of the digital revolution.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Type of applicants targeted by the call for proposals: ICT companies; companies with technical departments and technical training facilities; universities and research centres; secondary schools with science curricula; institutions and organisations organizing STEM extra-curricular activities; ther actors. Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants: non-profit organisation (private or public); public authorities (national, regional, local); international organisations; universities; educational institutions; research centres; profit making entities; natural persons.