South West College has been successful in gaining Erasmus+ funding for the EuroSTEAM project. The project kicked off with a partner meeting on 26th October 2016, hosting the participants of the project in South West College Stem Centre in Dungannon. The hosted partners included Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium.
Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) programme for education, training, youth and sport, with the EU committing £12 billion to the programme between 2014 and 2020. In the UK, the programme is managed by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. The EuroSTEAM project is funded under Key Action 2 of the programme.
The project will focus on setting up STEAM camps across Europe with the main aim of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths by using innovative and pedagogical approaches. The three year project will deliver an open access online platform for teachers across Europe, along with access to resources and materials that can help them to deliver creative STEAM camps in their own schools.
Project co-ordinator Shirley Patterson said: “It was great for us to have been successful in the Erasmus+ applications for EuroSTEAM. We welcomed all of the partners from the project for our Kick off meeting this week in Dungannon. We are confident that the results will have many positive impacts across Europe.”
The partners will meet again in February 2017 at the Children’s Museum in Rome, to follow up on the actions of this week’s meeting and discuss the next set of objectives.
For more information about funding opportunities visit www.erasmusplus.org.uk, or use the hashtag #epluspeople to see what other projects are doing across the UK.