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The STNS “STEM in the Future: What is the role of schools in the Green Transition?” was held online on 1 June 2022.

Environmental Education has been around for decades. Many schools set out to prepare younger generations to safeguard the environment and become the environmental leaders and innovators of the future through project-based learning and community service. However, there are still many questions around environmental education that need to be addressed to build knowledge and expertise in the STEM community.

Twenty participants with experience in the topic joined this Science Topics Networking Seminar (STNS), including the Ministries of Education from Belgium (Flanders), Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta and and Turkey, representatives from Trane Technologies, Foundation for Transport, as well as CEUS, CIRO, Fab Lab Barcelona and the Cabinet of the Provincial Ministries of Antwerp, and teachers with experience in the topic. In this seminar, participants explored the key success factors in existing programmes and interventions for environmental education to help schools lead the Green Transition.

The main aims of this STNS co-organized by Scientix, GreenSCENT and Life Terra were:

  • Exploring the existing interventions and programmes for environmental education.
  • Reflecting on the lessons learned from the experiences of teachers, researchers, industry partners, ministries of education and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide a platform for exchanging knowledge and build a community around the topic of sustainability and schools.
  • Agree on additional actions that could be taken to address the topic in education.

The organisers collected 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:


Presentations by the co-organisers

Guest presentations


The work presented in this document has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme – project Scientix 4 (Grant agreement N. 101000063), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). GreenSCENT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 101036480. Life Terra is co-financed by the European Commission through the LIFE Programme (LIFE19 CCM/NL/001200). The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organizer 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.