In contemporary society, we ascribe an increasingly greater significance to extracurricular and lifelong educational programmes. They have become priceless in the sense of introducing new content as well as testing and forging methods for new forms of sharing and shaping skills. The answers to complex systemic challenges (such as environmental issues, issues of the contemporary networked society, demographic issues, etc.) lie neither only in science and technology nor only in the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. There is not only one key; what is crucial is the investment in the intertwinement of approaches and views.
The panel discussion aims to shed light on the development of capacities in STEAM fields to meet the future’s challenges by looking at, on the one hand, how certain leading creators and implementers of extracurricular content are tackling it, and on the other, what is happening and being prepared at the public policy level in the field of hybrid and transdisciplinary approaches.