SySTEM 2020

SySTEM 2020 is an EU research project lead by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin  focusing on exactly these kinds of science learning initiatives, and committed to developing programmes for science learning outside of formal education. A large part of the project is directed at mapping the field across Europe and identifying the most innovative and inspiring approaches to informal learning. Tackling the scientific literacy and STEAM education of children and teenagers, SySTEM 2020 aims to support our future citizens in a world of fast-evolving science and technology. The project evaluates a number of transdisciplinary programs to design best principles for educators and examine individual learning ecologies by piloting self-evaluation tools. The resulting study will also map practices in 19 EU countries, including in-depth studies in 8 of them.

The input of learners from various backgrounds, including those from geographically remote, socio-economically disadvantaged, minority and/or migrant communities are a core part of the project, with several workshops taking place at the Ars Electronica Center and the Ars Electronica Festival to explore the learning of 9 to 20-year-olds outside schools and universities across the project’s three year run time.


Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Partners: Science Gallery Dublin / Trinity College Dublin (IR), Ars Electronica (AT) 

Waag Society (NL), Ecsite / European Network of Science Centres and Museums (BE), Aalto University (FL), Centre for Social Innovation (AT), Kersnikova Institute (SL), Bloomfield Science Museum (Israel), LATRA (GE), Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (IT), Centre for Promotion of Science (SB), Parque de las Ciencias (ES), NOESIS (GE), Technopolis (BE), TRACES (FR), Raumschiff (CH), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) (DE), Tom Tits Experiment (SE), MUSEIKO (BG), Fundação da Juventude (PT)
Participating Gardens: Garden Dublin, Garden Amsterdam, Garden Granada, Keplers Garden in Linz create your world, Garden Amsterdam (Waag Society (NL)), Garden Espoo/Helsinki (Aalto University (FL)), Garden Belgrade (Centre for Promotion of Science (SB)).

Funding scheme: H2020
Duration: May 2018 – June 2021
SySTEM 2020 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 788317.

SyStem 2020
European Union