International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Miss Alexa Joyce Ideas Activities
  • Senior Business Development and Communications Manager
    Brussels, Belgium
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    Primary or Secondary Education
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  • 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
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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:

European Schoolnet runs two key EU chemistry outreach programmes on behalf of members of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC):

- the Xperimania programme ( to raise interest in chemistry, petrochemistry and materials on behalf of the Association of Petrochemistry Producers in Europe

- the Futurenergia programme ( 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 and operate a web portal for science teachers in Europe (

We also run eTwinning (, 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.