STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This is an international concept, and has the aim of making young people interested in the subjects of science, technology, engineering science and mathematics
In Flanders this has taken the form of the STEM action plan. This plan, drawn up by the Flemish government, seeks to foster the interest of young people in technology and science, and to fill the shortfall in graduates in scientific and technological fields.
One of the actions of the STEM platform is the foundation of the STEM academy, a network of extracurricular initiatives in which children and young people can work interactively on one of the four STEM themes.