EMINENT is the Experts Meeting in Education Networking annual event organised by European Schoolnet (EUN). It brings experts in education, Ministries representatives and other stakeholders to discuss the latest trends in education and technology. EMINENT 2015 was focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Education and Life and was organized in collaboration with Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, as well as the Department of Education of Catalonia.
The collaboration with Scientix impacted the number of participants (increasing the participation from ~150 to 260), the content (with the inclusion of stands, workshops and presentations on STEM education issues) and opening the door to invited project representatives beyond those in which European Schoolnet is involved (not done until then).
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Dates and location: Barcelona, 19 – 20 November 2015 Venue: Telefonica Tower
The conference was by invitation only.
Find a summary of the event in the Eminent news article. See the event's page for more details on the Scientix website.
Presentations, programme and pictures
- Keynote speakers
- Science education for responsible citizenship by Mr Yves Beernaert, Member of the European Commission's Expert Group on Science Education
- STEM education and the European Commission by Ms Karen Slavin, Project Officer of Scientix, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
- Key achievements of EU-funded projects and the importance of European cooperation in the field of STEM education by Dr Agueda Gras-Velazquez, European Schoolnet Science Programme Manager and Scientix Project Manager
- 3' presentations on projects (18 projects): 1. ENGINEER, 2. astroEDU, 3. ESTABLISH, 4. SAILS, 5. Quantum Spinoff, 6. Go-Lab, 7. PRIMAS & 8. Mascil, 9. ASSIST-ME, 10. Make the link, 11. FEAST, 12. PARRISE, 13. INQUIRE, 14. TEMI, 15. FaSMEd, 16. EduScience, 17. NanoEIS, 18. Government Catalonia / GSMA. [Download all]
- Presentations from Ministries of Education
- France: French Ministry STEM politics in the last 10 years (Bertrand Pajot)
- Israel: Building a reserve of STEM students in Israel (Ofer Rimon)
- The Netherlands: Promotion of STEM in The Netherlands – Incentive-driven policy (Lucie Gooskens)
- Finland: New national core curricula in science and mathematics – theory and practice(Teijo Koljonen)
- Portugal: STEM education in Portugal - Strategy and initiatives (João Carlos Sousa)
- Sweden: Peer learning - a Swedish program for professional development for science and technology teachers (Karin Bårman)
- Lithuania: STEAM education in Lithuania - developing a culture of innovations (Giedrius Vaidelis)
- Belgium (Flanders): The STEM Reference Framework for Schools as part of the STEM Action Plan 2012-2020 (Christel Op de Beeck)
- Malta: STEM popularisation – the Malta experience (Mario Muscat)
- Scientix results and the future by Agueda Gras
- Actions for the future, conclusions and farewell by Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet
Workshops slides or materials