ESERO (European Space Education Resource Office) is ESA’s umbrella educational project supporting formal education of the sciences (STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in European primary and secondary schools. By offering educational activities specifically tailored to the national curricula and priorities of the ESA Member States, the ESERO offices play an important role in supporting science and technology education, and in inspiring the next generation to pursue STEM-related studies and careers, particularly in the space domain. ESERO uses space related themes and the genuine fascination felt by young people for space to enhance school pupils’ literacy and competence in STEM-related subjects. The ESERO project also highlights the associated applications from space and raises awareness of the large range of career prospects in the space domain. Hosted at Ars Electronica, ESERO Austria will utilise both the educational and scientific networks of the centre, as well as links with ESA and with the Austrian space sector, to introduce innovative school teaching and learning strategies in STEM disciplines.
The Ars Electronica Center is the architectural expression of what Ars Electronica is all about: a place of inquiry and discovery, experimentation and exploration, a place that has taken the world of tomorrow as its stage, and that assembles and presents influences from many different ways of thinking and of seeing things. Visitors can encounter the Center on their own or seek guidance from the expert Infotrainers stationed throughout the exhibits. The Ars Electronica Center has a lineup of offerings especially for school groups. With its constantly growing school program consisting of tours and workshops, the AEC has long been established as extracurricular place of learning in the Austrian education landscape. The attention is given also to teachers. Regularly in cooperation with the pedagogical universities of Linz suitable training courses are offered for teachers at the exhibition content. Further information on the program of the Ars Electronica Center are here: https://ars.electronica.art/center/en/programm/
European Space Agency (ESA)
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. ESA’s job is to draw up the European space programme and carry it through. ESA’s programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services. More info about the European Space Agency (ESA) are here: http://www.esa.int/ESA
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. FFG supports Austrian research and university institutions, companies and other organisations in establishing and expanding European and international cooperative relationships. https://www.ffg.at