On 25th and 25th August, we hosted partners from the Erasmus+ project Mind Over Matter and held a meeting and training for trainers who will implement the methodology we have developed over the past year which aims to popularize the STEM among young people, primarily those between 13 and 18. The partnership including AIN – Industry Association of Navarra (Spain), Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka (Croatia), Crhack Lab Foligno 4D (Italy), Music Tech Fest (Sweden) and Siauliai Youth Technical Center (Lithuania) developed a four-deck card game to get the participants to use knowledge from the STEM field to offer possible solutions or prototypes to the challenges of our daily lives identified through the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Training in Rijeka was attended by eight trainers from Italy, Spain, Lithuania and Croatia who held a workshop using the MOM methodology. During the first day, eleven children were presented with cards with which they designed their solutions. On the second day, the participants were introduced to the MoM website and made prototypes of their solutions, which they then presented.
The MOM methodology can be implemented in online and offline versions, for several hours to several days, and in the next year it will be piloted in Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Spain and Sweden with 500 young people.