SENSE. supports the integration of environmental, social, and economic priorities by focusing directly on quality education and gender equality (SDG 4;5), sustainable cities (SDG 11), responsible production and consumption (SDG 12) and climate action (SDG 13). As a key step in the roadmap, SENSE. builds on the strengths of the consortium to develop directly applicable tools implemented and tested for regional suitability among 13 EU member states.
Evidence from the implementation will serve as a baseline for informing a policy framework for allocation of resources at different stages of the educational cycle based on the four core policy areas, digitization, inclusion, green deal, and employability. Thereby, policy recommendations will play an essential part in contributing to this policy framework which shall inspire European stakeholders and policymakers in their decisions and actions in the field of STEAM education.
In this regard, a total number of 7 policy briefs will be produced, which will encompass a synthesis of lessons learnt of STEAM activities, including on sub-themes of the above-mentioned core topics such as “STEAM spaces and the New European Bauhaus” and “social and gender inclusion through and for STEAM”. Main contributors to these policy recommendations will be the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) and the University of Barcelona (UB), with quantitative and qualitative data provided the 13 partners of the EU STEAM Labs.
The first policy brief serves as a comprehensive guide providing evidence-based insights and recommendations for policymakers, stakeholders, and educators. It aims to promote the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) approaches into education policies and practices, and to foster innovation and collaboration across the learning ecosystem. You can read it bellow.