The STEMerica Project
The project "STEMerica" is implemented within the tender "Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to promote STEM" and is funded by the European Social Fund (85%) and the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia (15%) to a total project value of 2,825,482 , 33 kn.
The project consortium leader is FabLab. The project partners are the NGO Bioteka, NGO Connect-IT, the Višnjan Observatory, the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb and the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum.
The project aims to improve the capacity of civil society organizations in the implementation of interactive, innovative workshops and events at the national level in the field of popularization of STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) among children, youth and the general population. CSO capacities will be strengthened through the participation of members and employees in trainings (18), study visits (5) and public events (16 national and 8 foreign) to encourage cooperation, exchange knowledge and information on good national and European practices. Also, workshops and public events in the field of popularization of STEM in several local communities throughout the Republic of Croatia will be organized and conducted.
It will enable the promotion and rapprochement of STEM topics, demystification of science and dissemination of scientific facts to children, youth and the general population through 44 public events (such as: mobile center "PopUpLab" - traveling van in which innovative and interactive activities and “STEM day”), especially for children and young people through 20 multi-day, innovative and interactive workshops.
Project duration: 12.5.2021.-12.5.2023.
The STEMerica Project Partners
The holder of the association's project is FabLab. The project partners are the association Bioteka, Connect-IT, the Višnjan Observatory, the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb and the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum.
Association for the Promotion of Digital Fabrication
Association for the Promotion of Biology and Related Sciences
Association for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies