5 November 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden
The emerging knowledge-based societies require knowledgeable citizens and consumers as well as skilled personnel at all levels. Knowledge in science, technology and mathematics are vital in order to cope with the many challenges – economic growth and competitiveness, the environment and climate change, a sustainable supply of energy etc. – which our societies are already facing and which will become even more pressing in the very near future. Scientific capabilities and technological competences are critical for innovation and providing solutions to all of the problems of modern society.
The conference focused on encouraging young people to study and pursue careers in science, technology and mathematics. It will include presentations and opportunities to exchange experiences from some very interesting initiatives and actions taken within Euro-CASE member countries. The success and effectiveness of the various approaches and solutions will also be discussed.