Laying down the building blocks of innovation means also to inspire youngsters to pursue scientific and technological studies and careers. Inclusive innovation is the goal of the Gender4STEM, aiming at creating digital tools to overcome gender gap in STEM (Science Technology Mathematics & Engineering), nurturing girls’ interest towards these fields and ultimately increase the number of female professionals in R&D.
The project is approved and funded within the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme has the concrete aim of building and testing an on line learning platform via participatory co-design with teachers in 5 countries (IT, CRO, LUX, RO, NL) able to match in a smart way teachers’ interests and profiles with useful resources they can use in their classroom to make their teaching more gender sensitive and therefore inclusive.
At Smart Venice, beside actively taking part to the co-design and testing of the platform in Italy and making our expertise in gender and education available to the consortium, we will be in charge of coordinating contents and resources production for the platform.
Other project’s partners, which will last until February 2020 are: LIST -Luxembourg Institute of Technology (Lead Partner), WIDE (LU), VHTO (Paesi Bassi), Fundatia Professional (Romania), Consulio (Croazia)Gender4STEM team at the first kick off Meeting in Luxembourg