The Hypatia project is named after the well-known Greek mathematician from the 4th century A.D. The aim of this project is to attract young people, 13 to 18 years old, to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to do this in a gender sensitive manner. Local gender equality, science and science communication experts, secondary school teachers and teenagers who are unable to decide what they want to study in the future are all more than welcome to participate in the activities organised as part of the Hypatia project.

 

Project Information

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020

European Commission Programme

Project Duration: 08/2015 – 07/2018

Project Website: http://expecteverything.eu/hypatia/

Contact: Ana Jovanović

ajovanovic@cpn.rs

 

Coordinator

NEMO Science Museum, the Netherlands

 

Partners

Bloomfield Science Museum, Israel

BureauQ, the Netherlands

ECSITE, Belgium

Experimentarium, Denmark

L’Orеal Foundation, France

Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Italy

PPG, Great Britain

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Universcience, France

 

 

Third Parties

UK Association of Science and Discovery Centres – ASDC, Great Britain

Experyment, Poland

La Caixa Foundation, Spain

Science Centre Noesis, Greece

Science Centre AHHAA, Estonia

Science Centre Network – SCN, Austria

Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland

Teknikens Hus, Sweden

Centre for the Promotion of Science, Serbia

Project Description

The Hypatia project created on the basis of respecting and understanding gender differences, is working on motivating and encouraging young girls and boys to study and build their career in one of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Project is expected to reach more than 100,000 teachers, 20,000 research institutions and more than 4 million primary and secondary school students.

The Role of CPN

The most important role of the CPN is establishing the National Centre which will create and strengthen a network of all stakeholders active in the field of gender equality. Furthermore, CPN has a significant role in the development of the local Action Plan for the Gender Sensitive Communication with Students, adaptation and implementation of the Toolkit for such communication, the organisation of seminars and dissemination.