EUN Partnership AISBL (European Schoolnet, EUN) is a unique non-for-profit consortium of 34 Ministries of Education in Europe established in 1997. EUN provides major European education portals for teaching, learning, and collaboration and leads changes in school education by means of the new technologies. Since its establishment, EUN has been at the forefront in supporting the European dimension in schools. This goal is achieved through multiple projects, competitions, communication, and information exchange at all levels of school education. EUN’s work is organized in three strands corresponding to its core objective of supporting efficient use of ICT in education: school networking and practice, knowledge building and exchange on ICT, as well as interoperability and content exchange.
European Schoolnet is involved in a large number of science education projects for schools including: Scientix (community for science education in Europe), STEM Alliance (platform bringing together Industries, Ministries of Education and educational stakeholders to promote STEM education and careers to young Europeans), Space Awareness (inspiring a new generation of space explorers), Amgen Teach (engaging science educators), eTwinning (Europe's largest community of schools with over 180,000 schools and more than 470.000 registered teachers), and many others.
In Next-Lab, EUN leads the WP1 Outreach and Impact, ensuring implementation of the project results in 30 European countries by organising international and national teacher training activities and promoting Next-Lab to the Ministries of Education, Teacher Training Institutions, and other stakeholders.
Scientix: Building the Science and Maths Education Community in Europe
The Scientix project promotes teaching materials from STEM research projects, and supports Europe-wide collaboration among science and maths teachers, researchers, policymakers and other professionals in STEM education. Originally, an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, the project receives financial support from the seventh Framework Programme of the European Union.
STEM Alliance: inGenious Education and Industry
The STEM Alliance builds on the success of the inGenious initiative (2011-2014), strengthening links between STEM education and careers, involving schools across Europe. With the support of ten major industries and private partners, the STEM Alliance - for inGenious Education and Industry - promotes STEM jobs in all industrial sectors and contributes to building STEM-skilled workforce. The STEM Alliance unites forces to improve and promote existing industry-education STEM collaboration (at national, European, and global levels) and supports innovation in approaches to STEM teaching.
Launched in 2014, Amgen Teach is a European programme funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the European Schoolnet. The programme is designed to deepen student interest and increase achievement in science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. The programme consists of a series of face-to-face, inquiry-based training workshops offered in multiple languages and supporting national curricula, international workshops in the Future Classroom Lab (Brussels), Distance Learning Activities (DLAs) open to all teachers, and an online Teacher Community (including a resource repository and a forum).