About the Project

Funding Programme: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PEX-TEACH-ACA — Partnership for Excellence – Erasmus+ Teacher Academies
Budget: 1.452.536,76 euro, Funding(80%) : 1.162.029,40 euro

It is widely accepted and documented through studies and references that school students lack competences and skills at the completion of the cycle of their school studies. As one of the key factors that can develop competences and skills in school students, especially in grades 6-12, is the known multidiscipline and mutliscience project based learning activity. In the last 15 years we have seen the development from STEM to STEAM and now to STEAME (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship) becoming the subject set that through project based learning activity of school students, is considered the kinetic energy for producing the creators and innovators of the future. The catalyst in making this a reality are the subject teachers in service and the future student teachers through their initial training at the university level. This project will develop a model through a STEAME Teacher Facilitators Academies networked through a European Federation of such Academies at the local level, which will support the change to the future schools with main actors the teacher facilitators as the future professionals and experts of learning change and facilitators of competence and skills development in youth.

The STEAME Teacher Facilitators Academies will support the training of service teachers and the training of student teachers. At certain stage the service teachers will serve as mentors of the student teachers throughout a European mobility based system. This will create a networking between school education and university education and possibly industry, working together as co-creators for the sustainable development between teacher education providers with impact on the quality of education in Europe. This will support the continuous professional development of future teachers and lay the ground for the future schools of STEAME project based learning environments for students.

The main innovations to be delivered by this project are:
1. STEAME Teacher Facilitators Competence Framework for student and serving teachers
2. STEAME Teacher Facilitators Learning Modules/Workshops
3. International Sharing Observatory for STEAME Learning Facilitators
4. Development of the STEAME Facilitators Community of Practice/Mentoring and Certification Programme
5. Policy Recommendations – European Federation of STEAME Teacher Facilitators Academies

Most of the above are based on experiences and innovations from 16 completed or running projects, mainly school education projects under ERASMUS+ KA2. In the partnership of this project there is at least one partner from each one of these 16 projects, who will share the experience and innovations created utilizing them in making the 5 innovations listed here above a quality innovation for serving the continuous professional development of teachers. This will also enhance the European Dimension and internationalization of teachers, facilitating the European wide mentoring to support mobility of teachers and place teachers in the path to Education 3.0 and 4.0, all for producing the creators of the future.

Latest News

April 5, 2024 – European Workshop and Round Table Event, Porto

On April 5, 2024, we organized the first STEAME ACADEMY European Workshop and Round Table Event in the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, with over 50 participants (27 from the project’s partners and 18 external) from 10 countries.

The attendees delved into the Project-Based Learning (PBL) method, shared innovative approaches to STEAME Learning & Creativity Plans and explored effective STEAME evaluation methods.

Do not miss the next STEAME ACADEMY European Workshop – the details will be announced soon.


March 16, 2024 – European STEAME ACADEMY Symposium 2024

On the 12-16 March 2024, the European STEAME ACADEMY 2024 Symposium was held in Rome, Italy. The Symposium was Organized by the Cyprus Mathematical Society, partner in the STEAME ACADEMY project, and the Thales Foundation. It was hosted by the Tor Vergata University of Rome.
The programme of the Symposium consisted of 5 presentations and 19 workshops.
The presentations (coded SY) and workshops (coded WS) of the European STEAME ACADEMY Symposium can be found in the programme HERE.




February – July 2024 – First pilot STEAME Teacher Facilitators Micro-credential Certification Programme – Cyprus

On 21st February 2024, the first pilot STEAME Teacher Facilitators Micro-credential Certification Programme of 25 hours started. Its goal is to provide a certification to STEAME Teacher Facilitators in Cyprus.

It is hosted at the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute with the cooperation of the Cyprus Mathematical Society, the European Association of Career Guidance and the University of National Education Commission of Poland.

The programme, which will be completed in July 2024, is held under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport of Cyprus, Dr Athina Michaelido.

Click HERE  to see the programme.