With the STEM School Label, school representatives will be able to evaluate their school via an online self-assessment tool according to the criteria defining a STEM School. This self-assessment tool will identify required areas of development and provide training as well as resources for applicant schools to improve their STEM activities at the school level.
The objective of STEM School Label is to guide European schools in increasing young Europeans' interest and skills in STEM subjects and to provide the schools with the necessary tools to engage their students, teachers and other actors in related activities by developing an appropriate STEM strategy.
The STEM School Label was initiated as a multi-stakeholder project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. The STEM School Label was a joint initiative of European Schoolnet, Ciencia Viva (Portugal), Maison pour la Science d'Alsace (France), the Center for the Promotion of Science (Serbia) and the Education Development Center (Lithuania). As of 2021, all STEM School Label activities continue under Scientix with funding by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
- Developing a transnational set of criteria in order to define STEM schools. Check out the full STEM Schools report in English | Portuguese | French | Serbian | Lithuanian or the Executive Report.
- Guiding schools and their stakeholders in improving their level of STEM education activities in the classroom but also favour connections and links with STEM stakeholders outside the school.
- Compiling existing innovative STEM education resources useful for schools in order to improve their level of STEM activities.
- Developing a transnational network and community of STEM schools in order to allow peer-to-peer learning activities.
- Organising the STEM School Label High Level Event on 25 and 26 June 2020. Two days of online conferences about the STEM School Label and its ecosystem. Presentations and recordings of the event are available on a dedicated news item.
- Publishing the STEM School Label Report on Best practices, which aims to show how the STEM School Label has contributed to highlight and further develop STEM strategies of schools at European level.