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EC2E2N-2 • Work Package 04

Impact of Chemistry in Everyday Life

Updated: 30-11-2015 23:59


flag_eu-it_italia.gif Antonio Floriano, University of Palermo, Italy

flag_eu-pl_poland.gif Artur Michalak, Jagellonian University, Poland


flag_eu-be_belgium.gif Belgium: Nineta Majcen, EuCheMS; Sophie Wilmet, CEFIC; 

flag_eu-fi_finland.gif Finland: Kristiina Wähälä, University of Helsinki;

flag_eu-de_germany.gif Germany: Ingo Eilks, University of Bremen; Leo Gros, Fachhochshule Fresenius, Idstein; Hans-Georg Weinig, GDCh / German Chemical Society; 

flag_eu-gr_greece.gif Greece: Evangelia Varella, Aristotle University of Thessloniki (Leader of WP7); 

flag_eu-it_italia.gif Italy: Gustavo Avitabile, University Federico II, Napoli (Member of WP1); Anna-Maria Cardinale, Genova; 

flag_eu-nl_netherland.gif Netherlands: Arne van der Gen, University of Leiden; 

flag_eu-pl_poland.gif Poland: Janusz Ryczkowski, University Marie-Sklodowska Curie, Lublin; 

flag_eu-pt_portugal.gif Portugal: Brian J. Goodfellow, University of Aveiro; 

flag_eu-sk_slovakia.gif Slovakia: Marta Salisova, Slovak Chemical Society; 

flag_eu-es_spain.gif Spain: Laureano Jimenez Esteller, University Rovira and Virgili, Tarragona;

flag_eu-uk_unitedkingdom_1.gif United Kingdom: Bill Byers, University of Ulster;

Aim of the group

While it is knows that chemistry plays an important role in daily life and is at the heart of innovations and developments in new sources in energy, in health and in materials for example, it is also associated with the negative terms pollution, risk and danger. The public feel that they are poorly informed and this lack of information is the cause of fear towards chemistry. In this workgroup the general objective is to provide effective examples demonstrated the power of chemistry in everyday life. The work group will preliminary concentrate on a survey of relevant and up-to-date available resources (mainly on the web). We will then select case study topics in the areas: energy, health, water, food and innovative materials. For the dissemination, tools such as U-Tube and social networks will be used. Finally, we will developed EChemTest for chemistry in everyday life aimed at the general public.

Period of Activity



Download the Final Report [PDF / 495 Kb]
Download the Summary of the test [PDF / 1.8 Mb]
Download the Poster [PDF / 2.1 Mb]

2013.01.10 - WG Activity Report - EC2E2N MC 19.01.2013 (PDF, Kb) >>> File damaged to be restored

2013.01.10 - WG First Circular similar as the below

2012.10.19 - Call for Partners
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The case studies of the role of chemistry in areas of everyday life can be found at

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  • 151130: Add link to Case Studies, Final Report, Ljubljana Poster, Ljubljana Summary Workshop
  • 140228: Release of the updated Report Template
  • 131117: Release of the webpage in the new webserver format
  • 130906: Report Template updated/uploaded under "Others" item while circulating it via email to Group Leader(s) individually.
  • 130115: List of members, Deputy, First Circular and Activity Report
  • 121127: List of the first 15 members published
  • 121111: Call re-circulated to EC2E2N2 Members (via email)
  • 121107: Aim version 1 replaced by a more detailed one
  • 121029: Call circulated via the NewsLetter 2012, October, 13(04) 
  • 121014: first draft (leader, short aim, call)