The NEXT STEP (Introducing the NEXT STEP for Innovation and Creativity in Schools through artistic, scientific and cultural initiatives) consortium held its Kick-Off Meeting, virtually, on 30 April 2021. Representatives from the 5 partner institutions coming from 4 European countries (Norway, Greece, Ireland and Portugal) gathered to discuss the overall approach of the NEXT STEP project and how its work will unfold in the next years. Detailed planning and scheduling of the project activities was initiated and also the correlation between science and arts practices in STEAM education was discussed while taking into account the different national educational frameworks.
Through the discussions and presentation partners got a common understanding about the main issues of the project and agreed to proceed with the already foreseen work that will lead to the main project’s results.
The NEXT STEP project will run for two years (April 2021 – March 2023) and is funded by the Erasmus+ KA2 programme of the EU. The project partners are:
- Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) – Norway
- Science View (SV) – Greece
- NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO (NUCLIO) – Portugal
- Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) – Greece
- DUNDALK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (DKIT) – Ireland