One of the main goals of the Hypatia project is to establish national Hubs in each of the museum partners of the project. These hubs consist of a panel of schools (science teachers but also head teachers), informal educational institutions, local, regional and national authorities, academic research institutes and industries, gender experts, parents, but above all, young people themselves. The panels are crucial in the development and implementation of the Hypatia modules. They ensure there is cooperation, exchange and discussion at the national level and that the issue is approached comprehensively. They give a voice to the young people so they have their say when it comes to having a more gender inclusive approach to sciences.
The five main partners started to establish their national Hub from the beginning of the project, following the guidelines and instructions given by the Wok Package leader in the strategic plan for Stakeholders’ Engagement. The main partners were asked to present their experience in their National Hub establishment and their recommendations in the consortium meeting that took place in June 2016, in Brussels. Following their recommendations, the BSMJ updated the strategic plan for Stakeholders’ Engagement and a few months afterwards, the nine third parties started to establish their national Hubs.
Information on Hypatia´s hub can be found on our Hub webpage, but if you want detailed information this report will be very helpful. It includes:
- Information about each National Hub coordinator – his/her name, position and E-mail and a list of the Hub members with descriptions from all the 14 partners of the Hypatia project. The list includes the affiliation of the stakeholder (Industry, Research Institutes, School, Local/Regional National Authorities, Informal Educational Institutions and Gender expert), name of the institute and a link to its website, name of the Hub member and her/his position. Those who are interested for further contact details about the Hub members will be able to get them from each national Hub coordinator.
- Information about the teenagers’ panels of the main partners – name of the moderator/s, number of meetings held until the end of October, age of the members and the number of the participants (boys and girls) in each meeting. All the teenagers that are involved have given the partners the consent forms signed by their parents. Due to privacy reasons we do not share their names.