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On 19 and 20 November the Torre Telefónica building in Barcelona hosts the annual event for education experts EMINENT 2015, organised by European Schoolnet (EUN) in cooperation with Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, the Education Department of the Regional Government of Catalonia, Telefónica and GSMA.

For six years the Scientix project has helped thousands of European teachers of the STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematicsto apply new teaching and learning methods in order to inspire future generations of scientists. All these experiences and success stories culminate at EMINENT 2015, an event at which the parties involved will address common challenges and establish new policies for the future.

This new edition of EMINENT (Experts Meeting in Education Networking) brings together 260 education experts to discuss the importance of STEM subjects in education and the lives of European professionals and students. According to Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet, “educational systems are key to achieving the European Union’s goals with reference to research, development and innovation by the year 2020. We must introduce innovative approaches to teaching and learning to make STEM subjects and careers more appealing to young people.”

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The context that EMINENT deals with coincides precisely with that of mSchools, the innovative programme of Mobile World Capital Barcelona in partnership with GSMA. The mSchools initiative will be featured at the education congress, organising the Mobile Learning workshop. The work session will take place on Thursday, November 19 at 3:30 pm, consisting of a look at the different initiatives that mSchools has backed over the past two years within the framework of the Catalan educational system.

The two-hour workshop will describe the implementation of the programme’s different facets and its impact on the educational community. The optional course Mobilitzem la Informàtica (App Education), the Mobile Learning Awards, the Mobile History Map application, the Toolbox online platform, and the technology-oriented summer camp TechCamp are some of the initiatives that the mSchools team will showcase.

Attendees will also learn first-hand about how mSchools operates, thanks to the participation of some of the students and teachers who have been part of the program.

Participation in EMINENT 2015 is by invitation only.