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SENSE. General Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia: Advancing STEAM Education and Cultural Experiences


Tbilisi, the picturesque capital of Georgia, recently played host to the General Assembly of the SENSE Horizon EU Project. With 11 partners from the consortium participating, the event brought together over 20 dedicated members to discuss the project’s progress, objectives, and delve into the heart of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. The gathering served as a milestone for the consortium to reflect on their achievements and chart a course for the future.

The assembly was a comprehensive meeting where all seven working packages of the SENSE project were thoroughly discussed. Partners presented their findings, shared insights, and collectively brainstormed innovative solutions to the challenges faced in each working package. The extensive discussions showcased the consortium’s commitment to driving progress and innovation in the field of education.

One of the central themes that emerged from the assembly was the pivotal role of STEAM education. Participants recognized that it is the cornerstone of the SENSE project’s mission to enhance educational quality and relevance. The assembly served as a platform for experts to exchange ideas and strategies, with STEAM education as the focal point of all discussions.

One notable outcome of the assembly was the planning of STEAM Labs. These labs aim to serve as hubs of innovation and learning, where students and educators can engage in hands-on activities and experiments. The consortium’s dedication to these labs reflects their commitment to making STEM and the arts more accessible and engaging for students of all ages.

Participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in Georgian culture by visiting monasteries, a winery and some traditional restaurants. This cultural experience allowed the consortium members to relax, bond, and gain a deeper appreciation of the local traditions and flavors that Georgia has to offer.

Additionally, the assembly included a visit to an innovation lab in Akhmeta, emphasizing the importance of girl involvement in STEM fields. This interaction highlighted the need for promoting gender diversity in science and technology, a topic that resonated deeply with the participants.

As the assembly concluded, objectives for the next six months were laid out. These objectives encompassed a diverse range of goals, from advancing research initiatives to expanding educational outreach. With a renewed sense of purpose and a strengthened commitment to STEAM education, the SENSE Horizon EU Project is poised to make significant strides in the coming months, continuing its mission to transform education and empower future generations.