Space education to reach marginalised children: from Horizon 2020 to private investment

  September 22, 2020     14:00 -  14:45  

During this session, we will discuss the successes and lessons learned from the EU-funded project SpaceEU, an innovative programme model using STEM to engage children who might otherwise become excluded, via the study of space.

Objectives of this session:

  • A better understanding of the position of underprivileged children, specifically refugees and migrants, within STEM education and how investment and grant policies can be adapted
  • Understanding the importance and role of space education to reach underprivileged children excluded by mainstream education, and how this fits with educational programme delivery and design
  • Address gender and racial equity within the Space professional sector
  • Understand the accomplishments and contributions of historic and contemporary women and minorities in space exploration
  • Best practice in delivering educational projects focussed on space exploration
  • Partner organisations to network with for further discussion and exploration of STEM, space and astronomy

Session format: Roundabout


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Meet the speakers

Mahbobah Ahmadi

Node Coordinator spaceEU Netherlands

Suzana Filipecki Martins

Project Coordinator, Leiden Observatory