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EMME 2019 - Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School for Science Communication

27 October 2019 - 31 October 2019
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The EMME Summer School is a training programme for science centre leaders, co-developed by NAMES, the North Africa and Middle East Science centers network, and Ecsite. It aims to build the capacities of professionals working in the field of science communication in the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East regions.

The 4th edition took place on 27-31 October in the capital of Kuwait, where it was hosted by The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK), one of the first science centers that began operating in the Middle East almost 20 years ago.

Registration is now open - you will find everything you need to know on the NAMES website.

More about EMME

EMME 2019 targets professionals from science centers, science museums, and other science engagement organizations who have aspiration, ability, engagement, and agility to learn and grow, and who are focused on taking their team and organization to the next level of learning, growth, and relevancy. This training opportunity seeks to develop field professionals from different disciplines in all areas of science center/museum and science engagement organizations management. Whether they specialize in programs or exhibits development, education, marketing, or finance, employees will find the training particularly helpful for their careers and success as potential science center leaders.

EMME 2019 will be offering a new, more cohesive format for the future science center leaders training program. This edition will be “Project-Based”; all sessions will be feeding into a “take away plan of action” that combines all relevant disciplines. The Summer School promises to be fun, educational, and stimulating for each participant; each module will address the Learn, Develop, Apply, and Sustain (L.D.A.S.) model. Upon the conclusion of 5 exciting days, attendees will be able to go back to their home centers and apply the skills and tools learned; they will be able to create and set up projects to help build and develop their home centers into a productive future.

EMME trainers and facilitators will be experts from leading European and Middle-Eastern science engagement organizations with a long-standing practice. EMME is an ongoing collaboration between Ecsite and NAMES networks and a group of their members; it provides an opportunity for meaningful and in-depth networking between professionals from the two regions. EMME is thus an optimal opportunity for exchange of knowledge and expertise within a stimulating and educational environment.

Full list of training partners

NAMES - North Africa and Middle East science centres
The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK)

Ecsite members involved