ECTN General Assembly 2021 – Date Confirmed

ECTN General Assembly 2021 – Date Confirmed

It is now confirmed that the ECTN General Assembly will take place on 11 – 12 September 2021 in Perugia, Italy. There will be committee, work group and project meetings in the days before the General Assembly. All University of Perugia Covid requirements and recommendations will be followed.

More details, such as registration, hotels, draft programme, and elections will be put on the ECTN website and the meeting website in the near future.

There will elections for three positions on the ECTN Administrative Council. Please consider nominating yourself or one of your colleagues.

This will be our first physical meeting since 2019 and we look forward to seeing you all in Perugia in September. Please make every effort to attend.

Workshop “How to design a MOOC?”

Workshop “How to design a MOOC?”

An on-line LTT event from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 17th to 20th February 2021

The workshop with the title “How to design a MOOC?” was organized in the frame of the STEM-CPD@EUni project (2020-1-PL01-KA203-081802) and took place on-line from 17th to 20th February 2021. Albeit the event was initially planned to take place at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, due to COVID-19 restrictions it was organized online. The programme of the training event can be found at:

At the workshop, groups from the University of Amsterdam, Jagiellonian University from Kraków, University of Ljubljana, Rey Juan Carlos University from Madrid, University Federico II from Napoli, and University of Oulu participated, with on average 25 people attending each session. The programme was composed of four key-note lectures given by Prof. Dr. Paul Taylor (University of Leeds, UK), Prof. Dr. Marko Radovan (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Prof. Dr. Andrew Parsons (University of York, UK), and Prof. Dr. Barica Marentič Požarnik (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). Additionally, there were oral presentations and hands-on sessions by Mitja V. Iskrić and Sanja Jedrinović (both University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Nadya Stels (iSpring Solutions). As the workshop was principally a learning and training event, a large amount of time was devoted to round table discussions and group work. At the end of the workshop, short presentations by each group regarding their progress in designing their own microMOOCs were given. From these presentations and responses of the participants (in the form of questionnaires) it was clear to see that everyone had gained a huge amount of new knowledge in the design and production of microMOOCs, as well as additional confirmation regarding the importance and efficacy of MOOCs in teaching STEM disciplines and beyond.

                                                            Assist. Prof. Dr. Črtomir Podlipnik and Assist. Prof. Dr. Krištof Kranjc

(Organizing Committee at the University of Ljubljana)

Disclaimer: The European Commission‘s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

ECTN General Assembly 2021

ECTN General Assembly 2021

It has been decided to change the dates originally chosen for the ECTN 2021 General Assembly.

The 2021 ECTN General Assembly (GA) will now take place on Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 September 2021, at the Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology of the University of Perugia (Italy).

The exact address is:
Università degli Studi di Perugia
Dipartimento di Chimica, Bilogia e Biotechnologie
Via Elce di Sotto 8
06123 Perugia, Italy
(click here for the map)

All members are invited to attend and must register in advance. Online registration will be open soon, please follow the ECTN GA website.

For questions concerning the registration process, please contact: ectn_GA2021[at]
For questions about the ECTN GA agenda, please contact the General Secretary: anthony.smith[at]


If the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic prevent us from holding this meeting safely in Perugia, then an online meeting will be held on Saturday, 11th September 2021. A decision on this will be made in mid-June 2021, depending on the circumstances at that point in time.

Eurovariety 2021

Eurovariety 2021

The University of Ljubljana (ECTN member) is organising the 9th edition of the European Variety in University Chemistry Education conference from 7-9 July 2021, with a possibility of online participation.

This is a meeting of chemistry lecturers, which may be of interest to all ECTN members e.g., university teachers of organic, non-organic, computational chemistry, or technology.

Visit the Eurovariety 2021 conference website:

Call for abstracts is open until Sunday, 28 February 2021.

ECTN Newsletter has been relaunched!

ECTN Newsletter has been relaunched!

The European Chemistry Thematic Network Association is proud to announce that the new issue of the ECTN Newsletter is online!

You can read the December 2020 issue HERE!

In this issue, we highlight and promote all the activities of the ECTN in 2020. The contributions are written by several Administrative Council members, Work Group Leaders, Chairs of the Standing Committees, and the leaders of the STEM-CPD@EUni project.

We thank all of them, for their time and for their initiatives and activities in 2020, and we warmly invite everyone to enjoy the first edition of the relaunched ECTN Newsletter.

Latest news on the ECTN General Assembly 2020

Latest news on the ECTN General Assembly 2020

The 2020 ECTN General Assembly (GA) will take place on Saturday, 3rd October 2020 ONLINE, from 11:00-13:00 CEST. All members are invited to attend, but it is mandatory to register in advance. The registration is free and is done through the following online registration form:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar (Webinar ID, password).

In case you are not familiar with Zoom, the Secretariat prepared the installation guidelines and explanations how this programme works. Please read them here: Instructions for Zoom – 2020 ECTN GA

You can see the full GA agenda here: 2020 ECTN General Assembly agenda


Reports from the Committees and the Work Groups can also be seen in advance:


VEC: Report on Virtual Education Community Committee activities

LC: Report on Label Committee activities

QST: Report on Quality Standards in Teaching Committee activities

Work Groups

Report of ECTN Work Group on Activities for Students

Report of ECTN Chemistry Student Mobility Work Group and Database

Report of ECTN Work Group on Chemistry in Everyday Life (not available)

Report of ECTN Work Group on Lecturing Qualifications and Innovative Teaching Methods


While part of the meeting concerns necessary business of the ECTN, a large part will be devoted to presentations of what the committees and work groups have been doing over the past year, and showing plans for next year. There will also be a short presentation of the new Erasmus+ project ‘STEM-CPD@EUni’ in which the ECTN is a partner. A further meeting to discuss this project, and the role of the ECTN in it, will be held after the GA on Saturday, 3rd October, from 15:00-16:00 (CEST). You are cordially invited to join this meeting.