Project Title


Project Goal

Strengthening the capacity of the involved civil society organisations from seven Croatian counties in order to implement activities aimed at promoting STEM among children, youth and citizens.

Competent authority

Office for Non-Governmental Organizations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, through the public call “Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to promote STEM” (UP.


29 June 2021 – 29 June 2023


At state level, scientific literacy is inadequately approached, which has consequences for our economy, demography and society as a whole. Our students achieve below-average results according to the PISA survey in all three areas – low interest of young people in STEM occupations due to lack of interest in the area itself because the area itself seems too complex and unattainable. According to a 2018 Cedefop survey, 65% of young people feel that a career in the STEM field requires too much investment in education while 23% of them are undecided about pursuing a career in the STEM area because considered to be difficult. The formal education system fails to respond in a timely manner to changes in society that depend on science and technology, which is why curricula are outdated and students are left to the enthusiasm of their teachers.

Civil sector representatives (teaching staff, employees, management, volunteers) from Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Istria, Karlovac, Zadar, Split-Dalmatia, Međimurje and Brod-Posavina counties involved in this project will improve their knowledge and skills for the implementation of the STEM promotion programme and they will get acquainted with examples of good practice, develop new methodologies for work with end users and design and implement concrete activities with citizens.

Key activities

As part of the project, the partners will offer 20 topics for 100 multi-day workshops and 10 topics for 60 events lasting for one day that will apply to 3,000 children and young people. They will also conduct a Makeathon, organise a STEM picnic intended to promote STEM among citizens from a wider area of Rijeka and build a STEM park and equip STEM laboratories that will remain as permanent exhibits aimed at promoting STEM.


  • Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka (project leader)
  • Astronomical Society Višnjan
  • Connect IT Association for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies, Slavonski Brod
  • City of Rijeka
  • Međimurje IT Club Čakovec
  • University of Rijeka
  • Technical Faculty, Rijeka
  • Association for Robotics, Innovation and Creativity Robotic, Zadar
  • Association for Robotics Inovatic, Split
  • Association Techno OZ, Ozalj


Total project value: HRK 2,891,292.10 (100% co-financed by EU funds)

Financed under

Structural FundsEuropean Social FundOperational Programme “Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020”,

Contact for more information

Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka
Školjić 6/1, 51000 Rijeka
Zagorka Prce Veseli

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