Scientix is the number one community for science education in Europe. It aims to promote and support a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other educational stakeholders to inspire students to pursue careers in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The project kicked off in 2010, and now it is in its fourth stage: Scientix 4, which will run from January 2020 to December 2022. Scientix was born at the initiative of the European Commission, and European Schoolnet has coordinated the project since its first launch. This Brussels-based consortium of 34 Ministries of Education in Europe is an innovation driver in teaching and learning and fosters pan-European collaboration between schools and teachers.
In its first phase (2009-2012), Scientix built an online portal to collect and present European STEM education projects and their results and organised several teacher workshops. The main networking event was the Scientix conference, held in May 2011 in Brussels.
The goal of the second stage (2013 – 2015) was to expand this community to the national level. Through a network of National Contact Points (NCPs), the project reached out to national teacher communities and contributed to the development of national strategies for wider uptake of inquiry-based and other innovative approaches to science and maths education.
This activity was continued in the third stage of Scientix (2016-2019), which was also funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union for research and innovation.
How can you benefit from Scientix?
The main stakeholders of Scientix are teachers, researchers and project managers in STEM education, and policymakers. Each of these groups can benefit from Scientix activities and events.
- Browse through the Scientix resources repository and find inspiration for your classes
- Get involved in European STEM education projects via our matching tool
- Participate in national and European workshops and professional development courses
- Download all presentations, videos and materials from our conferences, and stay tuned for future ones
- Participate in online training, webinars or communities of practice
Researchers / project managers:
- Find teachers or schools to collaborate with by browsing the Scientix public profiles directory
- Browse through the project reports library
- Participate in the Scientix networking events for STEM education projects
- Co-organise an event with Scientix, increasing your dissemination and participants
- Present your project at Scientix conferences
- Use the Scientix Observatory for information about national strategies in STEM education, and to keep up-to-date with the state of play in STEM education research and practice
- Get in touch with the STEM education community joining Scientix networking events, screening the public profile directory or using the match-making tool
- 2019, Scientix Update - September 2019, European Schoolnet, Brussels, Download
- 2015, Scientix 2 Results. How Scientix adds value to STEM education, European Schoolnet: Brussels, Download
- 2015, Scientix. Supporting collaboration in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Europe since 2010, European Schoolnet: Brussels, Download
- 2015, The Second Scientix Conference 24-26 October 2014. The results, European Schoolnet: Brussels, Download
- 2014, Scientix. The Community for science education in Europe, European Schoolnet: Brussels, Download
- 2011, Scientix. The Community for science education in Europe, European Commission, Research and Innovation DG: Brussels, Download