EUMENTOR-STEM - Creation of a EUropean e-platform of MENTORing and coaching for promoting migrant women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


EUMentorSTEM seeks to foster the performance, learning and development of women with migrant background to consolidate their career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) jobs in Europe (as paid employees or as entrepreneurs). The project aims at developing and testing innovative materials on mentoring and coaching (M&C) targeting  migrant women with a STEM background and the professionals working with them (career advisors, educators, recruiters, counsellors, etc.). The learning and teaching materials will be shared in an online European knowledge hub in all partner languages.

EUMentorSTEM is innovative in contents in that it responds to specific needs of migrant women looking for a career in STEM in Europe, producing contents to fit migrant women with a STEM study or work background. It is innovative in approach, because:

  • it assumes as necessary to support both migrant women and the professionals working with them;
  • it works with a bottom-up logic, developing materials based on a diagnostic assessment of beneficiaries’ training needs.

Furthermore EUMentorSTEM is innovative in methods, because it proposes teaching and learning methodologies combining M&C and action learning to support personal self-development.

The project will therefore strengthen the links between female migrants and the European STEM labour market in need of skills and diversity, focusing on the social inclusion of adults through the provision of effective outreach, guidance and motivation strategies in the form of M&C and extending and developing professionals’ competences.