Senior Business Development and Communications Manager
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Sector:Primary or Secondary Education
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
European Schoolnet (EUN) is a network of 31 Ministries of Education in Europe and beyond. EUN was created more than 10 years ago with the aim to bring about innovation in teaching and learning to its key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers and researchers. Our website: www.europeanschoolnet.org
European Schoolnet runs two key EU chemistry outreach programmes on behalf of members of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC):
- the Xperimania programme (www.xperimania.net) to raise interest in chemistry, petrochemistry and materials on behalf of the Association of Petrochemistry Producers in Europe
- the Futurenergia programme (www.futurenergia.net) on the topic of energy education, and the role of plastics and chemistry in energy efficiency.
In addition, we are the main school outreach partner of a major FP7 project on nanotech, called Nanoyou (see www.nanoyou.eu) and operate a web portal for science teachers in Europe (www.xplora.org).
We also run eTwinning (www.etwinning.net), a large-scale EU education project to facilitate school cooperation for 62,000 schools on behalf of the European Commission.
Finally, we are also part of a global group of education partners, with a similar mandate to our own in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and Middle East.
Bringing together the above initiatives could have a strong impact for the Year of Chemistry.