Implementation status of the STEM-CPD@EUniErasmus plus project


  • Nataša Brouwer
  • Iwona Maciejowska
  • Aleksandra Lis
  • Stefania Grecea
  • Johanna Kärkkäinen
  • Matti Niemelä
  • Krištof Kranjc
  • Črtomir Podlipnik
  • Sanjiv Prashar
  • Vincenzo Russo
  • Oreste Tarallo


The European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) is one of the 6 partners of the Erasmus

Plus Strategic Partnership project STEM Continuous Professional Development at European

Universities. This 3-year project is coordinated by the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian

University in Krakow.

The project tackles the problem of the lack of subject specific training offered to University

lecturers by working to promote the importance of Continuous Professional Development

directed to the STEM disciplines (Brouwer et al, 2020). Members of the ECTN from Madrid,

Perugia, Wroclaw and Bolivia, have been very active in the first year of this project taking

part in the training events in Ljubljana (online) and Krakow (hybrid) Summer School,

designing user cases and preparing microMOOCs. Through these initiatives we intend to set

up a network of CPD ambassadors to spread the word initially at their home universities and

then further afield.