FEMST - Empowering girls with knowledge and confidence in STEM to become future STEM leaders

1st Article – 2nd Transnational Project Meeting

On 21-22 September, Athens, Greece, became the epicentre of an international initiative aimed at empowering young women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) world. The second transnational meeting of the Erasmus+ FEMST (Empowering girls with

knowledge and confidence in STEM to become future STEM leaders)  project  brought together partners from Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Cyprus and Greece with a clear objective: to provide girls  with the information and knowledge they need to become STEM professionals.

The Erasmus+ FEMST project, funded by the European Union, aims to boost the participation of women in STEM fields, where they have historically been underrepresented. To achieve this, various work packages and learning modules are developed to enable young women to explore and feel comfortable in the world of science and technology

During this second transnational meeting, participants had the opportunity to review and discuss the progress of the ongoing work packages.

Each partner shared their progress and challenges, which allowed for the identification of opportunities for improvement and collaboration. Collaboration is a key element in this project, as the diversity of approaches and experiences enriches the final outcome.

The project work was not limited to meeting sessions. Participants also had the opportunity to explore Athens, a city rich in history and culture.

One of the highlights of the meeting was the joint dinner on Thursday, where partners shared experiences and forged connections beyond the project.

In summary, the meeting of the FEMST project in Athens was a significant step in the mission to empower women in STEM. Partners from different countries came together to review progress, set future goals and strengthen collaboration. The road to a more equitable and diverse STEM world is underway, and FEMST is a clear example of how international collaboration can make a difference.