As Europe reels from the aftereffects of the coronavirus crisis, talk in Brussels is moving towards how the bloc can retain the momentum garnered from the deployment of innovative digital tools.
In the education sector, with European educational establishments being closed since mid-March, students have taken to the digital domain as a means of preserving a sense of normality amid the crisis.
In terms of the subjects students in Europe however are studying, there however remains a deficit when compared with other nations all around the world in terms of Skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. And while there is a general shortfall across these subject areas, there are disproportionately fewer women, for example, who decide to pursue a career in STEM fields.
This policy brief examines the recent actions that the EU is looking to foster and encourage a greater uptake in STEM subjects across educational establishments on the bloc.