International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Hanane Taidi Ideas Activities
  • Deputy Head of Communications, PlasticsEurope
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Email
    Tel 0032 2 676 17 40
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Since 2006, FuturEnergia, the "Energy is our Future" school programme has made a substantial contribution to enhancing and supporting science and energy education across the curriculum in schools throughout Europe. The programme goal is to raise awareness of how changes in energy consumption behaviour can contribute to protect the climate and how advanced materials such as plastics can help save energy and world’s resources.

The programme also aims at encouraging young people, across Europe, to embrace scientific careers and to continue the long standing tradition of European scientific excellence.

Through on-line chats, school visits, competitions, FuturEnergia has reached over 2.000.000 pupils across 32 EU, EFTA and candidates countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, FYROM, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK

FuturEnergia is an on-line education programme, jointly run by PlasticsEurope (the European Association of Plastics Manufacturers) and European SchoolNet (Consortium of 31 Ministries of Education across Europe).

For more information on FuturEnergia, visit:

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