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Development of common approaches to involvement youth into science and technical sphere (KO2071 BeTech!)

Programme funding: 1 231 506 € Total budget: 1 368 339 € Duration: 14.11.2018 – 31.12.2021

The project goal was to establish Technical Business Thinking among children and youth in the Barents region. This project aimed to contribute to raising motivation of school children to learn science and raising their interest to be involved into business and industrial sector.
The project partners are interested that all possible regional structures from regional authorities to representatives and educational institutions, from small and medium business to representatives of large-scale enterprises unite their capacities and support children's interests to science and technical issues in the Barents region. Main target groups of the project were young people aged 12-16, school teachers, and companies representing science and technology. The project activities included:
• Development of guidelines on integrating technical and business issues into school education;
• Pilot events to test new type of education (seminars and round tables for teachers, events to test new educational activities and involving business structures);
• Festivals of professions;
• Science and technical shows for pupils from Norway, Finland and Russia.
Among other project events study visits to industrial and town forming enterprises of the Barents region were organised. Business representatives were invited to school visits.

Lead partner: Municipality of Alta, Alta
Other partners:

*Murmansk Arctic State University, Murmansk, RUSSIA
*UiT The arctic university of Norway, Alta, NORWAY
*University of Oulu, Oulu, FINLAND
*Limited Liability Company "Education, innovation, science and research union "Socium+", Murmask, Russia
* Association of Arctic projects contractors "Murmanshelf", Murmansk, Russia
Status: Finalised
Type of the project: Standard Projects