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EC2E2N-2 • Work Packages 08-11

Project Management

Updated: 15-06-2014 23:44


Coordinator: Anthony Smith, Coordinator, CPE Lyon, France

Secretary: Marie-Jeanne Feucht, ECTN Association

Communication: Pascal Mimero, CPE Lyon, France




Management Committee
  • Network team (Coordinator, Administrator, Communication), 
  • 7 WG Leaders, 
  • Sophie Wilmet (CEFIC),
  • President and vice-President of the ECTN Association, 
  • EuCheMS representative.


See Member's List Index

Aim of the group

This is a large consortium, with partners from 29 EU countries (including RS and MK), and 6 different Third Countries. The partners include universities, national chemical societies, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC, which represents nearly 30000 small, medium and large companies), the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS - whose members are all the European National Chemical Societies), three spin-off companies, and one of the seven institutes (IRMM) of the European Commission Joint Research Centre which has a responsibility for knowledge transfer. Thus the consortium brings together all the actors in chemistry/chemical engineering in Europe, and, through the membership of the partner associations, has access to virtually all chemists in Europe!

The university partners have been chosen to represent those which are most active in both education and research in Europe in chemistry/chemical engineering in all cycles (short cycle, first, second and third cycles) as well as teacher training, are members of the EuCheMS Education Division, have been members of the Chemistry Subject Area group of the Tuning projects since 2000, have been or are members of the ECTN Association Label Committee with expertise in Quality Assurance, are members of the ECTN Association EChemTest Committee with expertise in Internet-based tests, and have made significant contributions to past Chemistry Education Network projects. In fact the enthusiasm of the partners in previous projects, and the fact that they will provide 55% of the project costs, represents a positive indicator or the quality of the consortium.

The three spin-off companies will be able to provide valuable experience of entrepreneurial activities and the nucleus for the network of spin-off companies to be created. Thus there is a wealth of expertise and experience covering all the areas involved in this project.

The consortium will be coordinated by CPE Lyon which has coordinated many European projects, including academic network projects since 1996.

While the exact composition of all the working groups to be set up to do the work required for the 7 Implementation Work Packages will be decided at the kick off meeting of the project, we will ensure that all partners participate in at least one work package and that each working group has a large geographical spread.

The ECTN, EuCheMS and CEFIC partners will play a key role in dissemination and exploitation of project outcomes and in ensuring that the industrial viewpoint is included in the many areas where this is important (enhancing professional abilities, generic skills, short cycle programmes, case studies of the impact of chemistry, mobility using work placements, entrepreneurship, for example).


The Erasmus network for chemistry and chemical engineering education, EC2E2N2, brings together all actors in the sector, in Europe and beyond, with the aim of supporting and providing the tools for addressing the Europe 2020 strategy, the proposed 'Erasmus for All' aims, the continued development of the European Higher Education Area, and the issues concerning Higher Education raised by the chemical industry in their report on 'Skills for Innovation in the European Chemical Industry' (CEFIC, October 2011) and the report of the DG Enterprise and Industry High Level Group on Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry.

The project will produce the following main outputs/products:

  • Best practice examples of important areas of science teacher training, and a self-evaluation test for these areas;
  • A database of expertise in different teaching methods;
  • A survey and needs analysis for the training of professional chemists and training modules for professional chemists;
  • An entrepreneurship training initiative, a cluster of spinoff/start-up companies and a support structure for this cluster;
  • Case studies illustrating the impact of chemistry on society and a test of chemistry in everyday life;
  • The creation and support of a Virtual Learning Community;
  • Recommendations to enhance mobility in the sector, including the use of industrial placements;
  • Descriptors and a quality label for short-cycle studies in chemistry;
  • An integrated set of descriptors for all post-secondary education in chemistry looking towards Europe 2020.

These outputs will have a positive impact on the quality of teacher training; provide opportunities for professional training for both employed and unemployed chemists; enhance mobility; provide the tools for sustainable entrepreneurship; and aid the design of courses at all post-secondary levels. They will also help to improve the public understanding of chemistry and provide motivation for the study of chemistry.

WP 08 - Project Management

The management for this project is in continuity of the previous EC2E2N-1 project

WP 09 - Dissemination

5 Newsletters per year (edited by Pascal Mimero); Websites (maintained by Pascal Mimero); Magazine (to be edited by Reiner Salzer and published by Antonio Lagana); Social media (new method for the network); Presentations at national and international Conferences; Annual meeting of the network.

WP 10 - Exploitation of Project Outcomes

This will include using the ECTN and ECEEN Associations to provide a sustainable future for the project outcomes, via their websites and their permanent committees

WP 11 - Quality Assurance

This will include questionnaires at the annual meetings of the network; external evaluation of the project and the activities of the working groups by two experts, one from academia and one from industry or a professional association.

Period of Activity

October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015


2015.09.00, Management Committee, 
2015.05.00, Plenary Meeting and WG Workshops, University of Ljubljana, SI
2015.00.00, Management Committee
2014.09.00, Management Committee, Jagiellonian University of Kraków, PL
2014.04.24-26, Plenary Meeting and WG Workshops, Autonoma / Complutense / Rey Juan Carlos Universities, Madrid, ES
2014.02.08, Management Committee, Autonom University of Madrid, ES 
2013.09.28, Management Committee, Idstein, DE

2013.04.04-06, Plenary Meeting and WG Workshops, University of Utrecht, NL

2013.01.19, Management Committee, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

2012.10.06, Management Committee, Brussels, BE

2012.04.25-28, Plenary Meeting and WG Workshops, University of Milano, IT
2012.03.03, Management Committee, Valetta, MT

2016.01.10 - Final Report 2012_3697 - Public.pdf
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2014.06.15 - Progress Report 2012_3697 - Public
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