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HYPATIA is a project financed by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 framework programme which sets out to bring together the different stakeholders in society in order to attract more adolescent girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM.

The HYPATIA project runs over a three-year period (2015-2018). The activities that arise from the project will be run in different countries in the European Union and other states and for this purpose a consortium has been set up, made up of a set of fourteen nodes or hubs, in order to ensure widespread take-up.

It is hoped that the impacts of the project will lead to a change in the way of communicating science and a notable increase in participation in the STEM model by young European women. This will foster the achievement of one of the goals of the European Research Area: boosting the number of women researchers in Europe. Schools, science centres and business play an important part in this challenge. 

The ”la Caixa” Foundation coordinates the Spanish consortium for the project with the aim of rolling out the activities in different organisations and places around Spain. 

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  • This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (H2020-GERI-2014-1) under the grant agreement No. 665566.