Make it Open aims to develop a sustainable infrastructure of open schooling in Europe. This means we are taking a step in transforming schools into community partnerships, where learning responds to both learners and community needs. Maker Education, Citizen Science and Constructionism Learning are used as approaches to teaching and learning STEAM; thereby making STEAM more tangible, applicable and appealing to learners. The project will expand the level of scientific literacy of students and their families in ten European countries; and it will mainstream the concept Open Schooling.

Waag is collaborating with Lelylyceum and De Regenboog in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost to design and test learning material and Open Schooling learning scenarios. The other pilot schools are in Warsaw, London and Jerusalem. Waag is responsible for creating an online Open Schooling Navigator, which will be filled with resources from the four pilots. The Open Schooling navigator is aimed at educators and schools to start their own Open Schooling project, in and after the project. Waag will be the catalyst for the start of an Open Schooling Hub for the Netherlands and train and coach 15 Dutch schools in their Open Schooling journey, and organise a national event around Open Schooling for educators, and policy makers together.

Project duration

1 Oct 2020 - 30 Sept 2023




  • Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Centrum Nauki Kopernik (Poland)
  • Fixperts (UK)
  • European Schoolnet (Belgium)
  • Teachers College Columbia University (USA)
  • Ecsite (Belgium)
  • Ir. Lelylyceum (Netherlands)
  • Montessorischool De Regenboog (Netherlands)


  • EU - Horizon 2020 programma
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 872106.