The 2nd meeting of the Erasmus+ KA2-Strategic Partnerships for youth project ‘FA-ST’ (“Fast prototyping and entrepreneurial skills to promote female founded start-ups in STEM”) took place online on the 7th of May 2020.The meeting was conducted using the Blackboard Collaborate Platform.
The aim of the FA-ST project is to provide opportunities of empowerment and personal development to girls and young women affected by socioeconomic barriers (migrants background, weak family support, early school leavers), and inspire them to start a business in the STEM sector.
The meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Skopje, North Macedonia on the 7th and 8th of May 2020. However, the travel restrictions applied due to the Coronavirus spread, made the physical implementation of the meeting impossible.
Despite this setback, the activities of the FA-ST project continue to be implemented as scheduled. All project Intellectual Outputs are currently in production, and project partners continue their cooperation seamlessly using online means of communication.
The FA-ST Consortium comprises of the following organizations:
European University Cyprus – CERIDES (Coordinator) (CY)
(Libera Universita Di Lingue E Comunicazione, IULM) (IT)
PontoPR – Publicidade e Robótica, lda) (PR)
(Center for Educational and Cultural Development (RACIO)) (MK)
Dr. Christos Dimopoulos, co-Director of CERIDES, acts as the project manager of FA-ST project. Professor Maria Meletiou (Head of Education and Training Services, CERIDES), Dr. Simona Mihai (Director of the PEAK Laboratory), and Dr. George Christou (member of both PEAK and CERIDES laboratories), are also participating in the implementation of the FA-ST project.
Full information about the FA-ST project and its activities can be found in the following pages: