13th Scientix Projects' Networking Event:


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Call for participants to join the 13th Scientix Projects' Networking Event on "STEM in Primary Education" to be held at European Schoolnet in Brussels, Belgium, on 27 June 2018 from 9:30 to 15:30 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Research shows that interests influence future career choices and attitudes to science acquired in school impact a person’s relationship to science and technology in adult life. Therefore, it is crucial to ignite that interest in pupils at an early age. According to the European Commission (EC), science teaching at the level of primary schools has a strong long-term impact, which corresponds to the time of construction of intrinsic motivation, associated with long-lasting effects.

The 13th SPNE brings together project and organisation representatives activating in STEM education to discuss these concerns and explore best practices in encouraging STEM teaching at the level of primary schools. The event will run in conjunction with weeklong training for primary school teachers co-organised by Scientix on the topic of “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in primary school classrooms”.

20 to 30 participants are expected to join the 13th SPNE, including experts, and project and organisation representatives working on the topic, as well as researchers, teachers, policy makers, SMEs and other interested education practitioners (but it is not a teacher training event).

The main aims of this 13th Scientix Projects Networking Event, co-organised by Scientix, GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance, Cell EXPLORERS and NUI Galway, are at:

  • Sharing experiences and initiatives addressing innovative STEM teaching in primary schools.
  • Reflecting on the role of STEM training for primary school generalist teachers.
  • Explore a set of good practices in motivating students into science from early ages.
  • Defining a set of recommendations of follow up actions in the area of STEM in primary education.

The organizers will collect ideas, comments and general conclusions agreed between participants during the workshop. The results of the discussion will be published in a Scientix Observatory article co-authored by all participants. For more information on Scientix observatory papers, please see: http://scientix.eu/observatory

Note: Scientix will provide lunch during the event and can arrange and cover one night at the hotel for all event participants. However, participants are responsible for their travel expenses.

Applications are accepted until Monday 18 June 2018.



This event is supported by the European Union’s H2020 programme project Scientix 3 (Grant agreement N. 730009), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The event is the sole responsibility of the organizers and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained. GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in 2008, including 36 Universities and Research Centres.



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Time and date:

27 June 2018, 9:30-15:30 (CET)


European Schoolnet, Rue de Treves 61, 1000, Brussels, Belgium


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