Although Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields are widely regarded as critical to national economies, so far most countries across the globe are struggling to reduce the current STEM skills shortage. This also applies to Europe, as according to the latest comparative report of the PISA 2022 study, published by the European Commission in February 2024 with a focus on the EU perspective, shockingly, 30% of EU students fail to reach minimum proficiency levels in mathematics, with similar trends observed in reading and science.

In today's rapidly evolving digital world, where visual storytelling dominates our screens, film education is becoming an important component of media literacy. As we consume an increasing amount of audiovisual content, understanding the language of film goes beyond entertainment; it becomes a key tool for critical thinking and effective communication. Hence, it is crucial to explore the significance of film education as an essential element of media literacy.

The French Ministry of national education and youth has launched this year a series of measures to strengthen students' digital skills and accelerate the use of digital tools for student success. These measures are part of the so-called Digital Education Agenda 2023-2027.

European Schoolnet is optimistic about how the EdTech landscape is evolving in Europe, as suggested in our new report "Accelerating EdTech Start-ups in Europe" launched at the School Innovation Forum in Brussels in June 2023. This year, thought leaders in education from both the public and private sectors in Europe joined the 2023 School Innovation Forum (6-7 June 2023) to share their views on how to bring innovation to teaching and learning in times of transformation.

The 2023 STEM Discovery Campaign is a joint international initiative organised by Scientix that invites educators, projects, organisations, libraries, schools, universities, youth clubs and all interested stakeholders across Europe and the world to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The campaign started on 1 February 2023 and will run until the end of April, with a peak of activities from 24-30 April.

Many schools and parents see the importance of teaching computational thinking, especially in an increasingly digital world. However, it goes beyond learning mathematics or creating sequences of algorithms; for many professors and researchers, it is about creating the problem solvers and innovators of the future.

International Women's Day is an opportunity to highlight the progress we have seen and want to see in terms of freedom, rights and opportunities for women. This day, celebrated worldwide, shows us the progress that has been made; however, there are still changes to be seen.

Teaching sustainability is no longer a modern trend but a need for the time we live in.To face today's challenges, it is essential to raise environmental awareness among students and empower them to take climate action. You are not sure how to guide them? Where to get the inspiration and knowledge? Join the 'Terra Mission MOOC: Teaching Sustainability for Action' and learn how to help your students become climate and environmental experts.

Scientix, STE(A)M IT and European Schoolnet Academy are proud to announce the rerun of the ‘Integrated STEM teaching MOOCs'! With these courses, primary and secondary school teachers will have the opportunity to bring their teaching skills to the next level by mastering the contextualization of STEM knowledge through industry-education cooperation, learning about innovative pedagogies, and discovering how to develop and implement a STEM integrated lesson plan! But that's not all!

The education system is constantly evolving and offering new learning opportunities. Students are now encouraged to combine various academic subjects in their learning process. But are they fully prepared for the changes they will face later on? Do they have the tools and knowledge to engage in professional life? Are they also prepared for the digital and economic changes our society is facing?