What is the goal of the investment?

Strengthen STEM, digital and more innovative skills, especially for female students, so as to improve gender balance. The action also aims to enhance language skills among both students and teachers through an expansion of the Erasmus+ programme with the support of the National Institute of Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE).

Total investment cost 1.1 bn
  • Youth
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
  • Gender equality
Additional details

At least 8 thousand schools will initiate projects in the field of STEM skills, using a national platform that will oversee implementation of the programme, the monitoring of data and the dissemination of information. 1,000 language and methodological courses per year will be held for all teachers. A digital system will also be developed to monitor language skills nationally with the support of the respective certifying bodies.

What are the benefits?

  • Greater skills in key areas for the job market and growth;
  • Innovative teaching tools;
  • Narrowing of the gender gap in science subjects and jobs;

Key steps and expected expenditure

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