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  • FIRST MEETING OF EUNAWE CONSORTIUM
    10.30 – 11.00Introductions, background and summary of EUNAWE
    George Miley
    11.00 – 12.00 Perspective of the Project Officer
    Stefano D’Orilia
    12.00 – 12.30 EUNAWE Project Management
    Pedro Russo
    12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
    13.30 – 15.00 Presentations of partners
    13.30 South Africa Kevin Govender
    13.45 Germany Cecilia Scorza
    14.00 Italy Francesco Palla, Alessandra Zanassi
    14.15 Netherlands FrederiekWestra van Holthe
    14.30 Spain Rosa Ros
    14.45 UK Mark Bailey
    15.00 – 16.15 Informal discussion
    16.15 – 16.30 Conclusions
  • UNIVERSE AWARENESS (UNAWE)Astronomy-based program with social goals
    Exposes DISADVANTAGED young children (4 – 10) to INSPIRATIONAL aspects of astronomy
    Use PERSPECTIVE, INSPIRATION and FUN of astronomy to
    Introduce young children to excitement of science
    Broaden children’s minds
    Stimulate internationalism, tolerance
    Stimulate European and world citizenship
    Enhance their understanding of the world and demonstrate power of rational thought
  • UNAWE - MOTIVATION
    • Ages 4 - 10 are crucial for child development
    Beauty and size of the Universe excite young children
    Gives perspective – stimulates tolerance and sense of world citizenship
    Gateway to science and rational thought
    Most need for economically disadvantaged children
    Combat fanaticism
    "Fanatic ethnic, religious or national identifications are difficult to support when we see our planet as a fragile, blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars. “ CARL SAGAN
  • EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)
    EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)
  • WHY SO YOUNG?
    “The opportunity to help disadvantaged children have a more equal start in schooling is in the earliest years when the basis for their cognitive, social and emotional development is being formed.”
    UNICEF, Programming experiences in Early Childhood Development (2006)
  • INGREDIENTS OF UNAWE
    International Network
    Platform for teachers and development professionals worldwide
    Exchange of ideas, experience and materials
    Material
    Games, cartoons, songs, hands-on material
    Entertaining and developed by professionals
    Translated into various languages and cultures
    Training
    Coordinators in each participating country
    Tailored to each country and community
  • UNAWE – SOME ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER 5 YEARS
    Bottom-up network of ~ 500 dedicated multidisciplinary experts in ~ 40 countries
    Collection of material for very young children on web
    Global cornerstone of IYA 2009
    UN-ratified International Year of Astronomy
    Official programme of International Astronomical Union
    National and international sources of funding
    Seed funding from
    Royal NL Academy of Arts & Sciences
    NL Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • EUROPEAN UNIVERSE AWARENESS (EUNAWE) BUILDING ON THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY MAKING YOUNG EUROPEAN CHILDREN AWARE OF THE UNIVERSE
    Proposed action
    following Amendment 898 to the 2009 EU Budget
    • Goals
    • Useinspirational aspects of astronomyandspacesciencesto
    • Inspire, excite and interest very young European and African children in science and technology
    • Stimulate European andglobalcitizenship
    • Emphasis on those in disadvantaged situations
    • Ingredients
    • Implementation of UNAWE programme in 5 EU member states and South Africa
    Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, UK (N. Ireland)
    National coordinators + materials + teacher training + exchanges
    Additional rationale
    Based on a unique European-initiated cornerstone of IYA
    Satisfies Amendment 898 to the 2009 EU budget
    Combination of educational, outreach and socially relevant goals.
    Increase effectiveness of European expenditure on astronomical and space research for a tiny fraction of the cost
    Mobilize best astronomers and scientific outreach professionals for European education
    EUNAWE 2011 - 2014
  • EUNAWE TASKS TO BE DISCUSSED
    1 Train and empower primary school teachers to include astronomy and space topics.
    2 Develop and translate hands-on material over partner countries.
    3 Provide network for exchange of expertise and material
    Educators in EU member states, Associated Countries and International Cooperation Partner Countries
    4 Help stimulate production of European engineers and scientists, particularly girls.
    5 Contribute to integration of underprivileged communities in participating countries.
    6 Strengthen collaboration between Europe and South Africa in scientific, technological, educational and social topics.
    7 Lay groundwork for expansion during FP8 within EU and additional countries in Africa and Asia.
  • EUNAWE WORK PACKAGES
    2 Consortium Meetings (WP2)
    Public Launch and Consortium meeting
    EU Parliament + other location
    Month 3. (During first half year of project?)
    Second Consortium Meeting - Mid-term Review
    ~ Month 19
    2 International Conferences (WP3)
    Where?
    Month 12
    Month 30
    International Web site (WP4)
    National web sites (WP6)
    Teacher training workshops (WP5)
    Aim for Month 10
    Aim for Month 22
    Educational resources in each country (WP7) and internationally (WP8)
    Evaluation (WP9)