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About the project

EUthMappers is a project aimed at improving STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and the environmental civic engagement of pupils by introducing open and collaborative mapping in Secondary Schools across the EU.

The project seeks to address the gap in recent training updates. It focuses particularly on ICT-related professional development and innovative STEM teaching methodologies, which represent entry barriers for those beginning to learn and can negatively affect pupils' interest in STEM disciplines.

Through mapping activities, the project aims to provide pupils with both soft and hard skills, while enabling them to conceptually appropriate their surrounding environment.

EUthMappers also seeks to provide teachers with innovative teaching tools and updated training opportunities. By establishing and growing a European community of teachers, youth, and professionals dedicated to geo-spatial mapping, the project aims to capitalize on EU's investment in relevant fields connected to the topic and showcase European assets and capabilities.

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Project Partners

EURONIKE (IT)

Euronike is an Italian association that connects local players with European programs. They have a strong scientific committee with diverse areas of expertise, including innovative European projects, space and data science, and education and training.

They organize communication and dissemination activities in cooperation with local public institutions, such as Fondazione Caritro and the Municipality of Rovereto, and provide specialized training for university students and professionals. They also monitor and plan projects, with particular attention to EU programs and financial instruments in the 2021-2027 programming period.

Euronike leads the coordination and monitoring of the GIS4Schools Erasmus+ project, which introduces GIS to secondary schools. They specialize in designing local development strategies, science education, innovation, sustainability, and resilience. They have decades of experience in managing complex projects and providing monitoring and drafting services for EU programs.

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POLITECNICO DI MILANO (IT)

Politecnico di Milano is the largest public university in Italy focused on architecture, design, and engineering, with a worldwide ranking of 149th and ranked 1st in Italy. It offers Master's level study programs, attracting international students from over 100 countries, and up to 18 cutting-edge PhD programs. The university is composed of 12 departments and 4 schools, which implement the educational aspects of engineering, architecture, and design. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA) is involved in research activities across several areas, including geomatics, geology, geophysics, hydraulic engineering, environmental sustainability, transportation networks, and more. DICA has participated in many national and international projects and is particularly active in H2020 programs, with 16 ongoing projects, two of which it leads. Politecnico di Milano has been recognized with the "HR Excellence in Research" award and has been the top Italian university for projects funded by the EU Commission.

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ASOCIATIA URBAN 2020 (RO)

ASOCIATIA URBAN2020 is a non-profit organization based in Romania that focuses on supporting sustainable and smart development of cities, as well as reducing the gaps between urban and rural areas. The organization achieves this through a variety of initiatives, including urban planning and architecture services, promoting good governance and partnerships between public and private sectors, and encouraging social innovation and integration. URBAN2020 also offers expertise in integrated planning, participation and co-production processes, and capacity building workshops. The organization aims to improve the quality of life and sustainability of local communities in Romania and beyond, while promoting citizen participation and reducing the divide between Romania and Western Europe.

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AMADORA INOVATION EM UNIPESSOAL LDA (PT)

AMADORA INOVATION EM UNIPESSOAL LDA is a municipal company created in 2016 to develop solutions to promote sustainable and high-value projects in the city of Amadora, Portugal. Its activity is based on three pillars of intervention: support for entrepreneurship and SMEs through an incubation and acceleration model, support for education and learning to reduce school dropout rates, and support and personal care for senior citizens. Amadora INOVA works in partnership with the municipality and other local and national authorities to deliver its services.

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UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID (ES)

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest technical university in Spain, founded in 1971. It has almost 3,000 faculty members, 414 researchers, and 1,900 administrative staff, with around 36,000 undergraduate and master's students and 1,900 doctoral students currently enrolled. The university offers 120 bachelor's and master's degrees, with 35 of them internationally accredited. UPM has a strong commitment to research and development, with 200 research groups and 17 research centers and institutes. It collaborates with industry and participates in international R&D programs, and has been active in European Union research projects, with a high success rate. The university is a member of the Magalhães network and Heritage, promoting cooperation with technology institutions in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and India. UPM also leads a European Universities Alliance, EELISA.

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PRESOVSKA UNIVERZITA V PRESOVE (SK)

The University of Presov is a reputable and distinguished university in the Slovak Republic. It was established in 1997 and has 8 faculties that offer accredited study programs in all three degrees (Bachelor, Magister and Doctoral degree) in both full-time and part-time form. The university is active in research and has three centers of excellence. The Centre of Competences and Lifelong Learning offers a wide range of courses and educational products. The Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences has a Department of Geography and Applied Geoinformatics, which is involved in humanitarian mapping activities. UNIPO Mappers, an official YouthMappers chapter, was established in February 2020 with two researchers as supervisors and 10 student members. The university has also signed a Memorandum of cooperation with the Prešov self-governing region on GIS topics and activities related to GIS skills, tools, and knowledge transfer towards regional demands.

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Colegiul National Ion C. Bratianu (RO)

Ion C. Bratianu" National College Pitesti is a prestigious high school in Pitesti, Arges County, Romania, with 1250 students and 83 teachers. The school has 3 gymnasium classes and 39 high school classes, offering three different profiles: informatics and mathematics, natural sciences, and human sciences. It has a very high graduation and university admission rate and is known for its success in national and international competitions. The school is equipped with modern facilities like a multimedia room, informatics laboratories, and technical equipment. Additionally, the school provides education for students with special needs, students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with parents working outside the country.

IES Antonio Fraguas Forges (ES)

IES Antonio Fraguas “Forges” is a bilingual school located in the center of Madrid, Spain. Established in 2018, it has 650 students aged 12-18 who study Secondary Education and “Bachillerato”. The school has a 100% retention rate, and last year 79.31% of the pre-university students enrolled in university studies. The school is inclusive and accommodates students with special needs and disabilities, with 6% of students having educational needs. The school is open to society and has participated in several school exchanges with different countries. It aims to be part of the Erasmus+ community to share good practices and learn from other partners.

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Istituto Tecnico Economico Tecnologico Felice e Gregorio Fontana (IT)

The Istituto Tecnico Economico e Tecnologico "Felice e Gregorio Fontana" in Rovereto, Italy is a historical school that serves as a reference training hub for students, families, and teachers from a vast and densely populated area. The school offers fields of study in Technical-Economic and Technical-Technological fields and is known for its close relationship with the productive and commercial activities of the city and its hinterland. The school has 442 students, of which 46% are girls, and 88 teachers. It is equipped with modern educational, scientific, and technical infrastructures, including computer labs, scientific laboratories, and interactive monitors in all classrooms. The institute also provides support for students of recent immigration and those with special educational needs.

Agrupamento Mães D`Água (PT)

The Grouping of Schools Mães D`Água is located in the municipality of Amadora, Lisbon District, Portugal. In this school group there are children from kindergarten to secondary school. At the level of secondary education, professional courses of Trade Technician and Sports technician are carried out. There are 930 students attending this group. Of which, 25% correspond to students of 16 different nationalities and 17% of Roma students also attend school. The School Group It is inserted in a very weak economic and social zone and in need of families with low education. In terms of human resources, 106 teachers, 41 employees, 3 technicians from the Student and Family Support Office and 1 psychologist work in the School Group.

Gymnazium Konstantinova 2 (SK)

Gymnazium Konstantinova 2 is one of the largest schools in Slovakia, boasting a rich tradition and currently enrolling over 850 students. The school offers classes in the four-year grammar school, as well as open classes in the eight-year and bilingual grammar schools. With a focus on English language learning, the school has recently opened three classes of a bilingual grammar school. Gymnazium Konstantinova 2 has 30 classrooms at its disposal, including specialized physics classrooms, laboratories for physics, biology, and chemistry, multiple computer labs, foreign language classrooms, and more. The school has a strong commitment to supporting students' extracurricular activities, with dozens of hobby groups working at the school and plans to expand the current offer of activities in the future. The faculty of 62 teachers includes 50 female teachers. Among the 860 total students, 598 are female.

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