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Development of common approaches to involvement youth into science and technical sphere (KO2071 BeTech!)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

The project goal is to establish Technical Business Thinking among children and youth in the Barents region. This project will contribute to raising motivation of school children to learn science and raising their interest to be involved into business and industrial sector. Also, children will become more entrepreneurial in implementation of their ideas. 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 are young people aged 12-16, school teachers, and companies representing science and technology.

Main activities

The project activities include: • 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 are study visits to industrial and town forming enterprises of the Barents region. Business representatives will be invited to schools to participate in Q&A sessions with children. 50 teachers and more than 1000 pupils will be involved in the project.


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