Networking for Europe
Science on Stage is the European Network for Science Teachers. As an umbrella organisation, Science on Stage Europe coordinates the activities of its 30 member countries and promotes the exchange of best practice STEM teaching ideas across borders. The network reaches up to 100,000 STEM teachers (extrapolation by country representatives in 2011).
Founded in 2000 the network leads the way when it comes to internationalisation of the teaching profession for more than 15 years now. Science on Stage shares its experience and expertise with international STEM initiatives, see below.
From 3-4 March 2016 the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) took place in Berlin under the main theme 'Teachers’ professional learning and development. Creating the conditions to achieve quality teaching for excellent learning outcomes'. The ISTP 2016 was organised by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation andDevelopment (OECD) and the Education International (EI).
Science on Stage took part in the ISTP 2016. Learn more about our statements and positions on the current educational discourse here.
Science on Stage is Supporting Organisation of the European Pact for Youth. Initiated by CSR Europe, the pact brings together representatives of economy, education, youth and European institutions. The aim is to establish new business-education partnerships to support youth employability and inclusion.
Science on Stage is a European Platform Partner of the EU STEM Coalition. Its aim is to raise awareness among governments, industry and education providers, at national and European level, about the crucial role of STEM education in society. Its long term vision is to bridge the skills gap by having a STEM strategy in place in all EU member states. The Coalition strives to support the establishment of STEM strategies based on the ‘triple helix approach’, closely involving government, education and industry.