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European Conference on Chemical Safety in Science Education

This conference offered engaging lectures, discussions, and workshops on the outcome of the ERASMUS+ project on Chemical Safety in Science Education: 

Place: Helsinki, Finland or online
When: June 7th–8th 2023
Conference language: English
Target audience: Science and chemistry teachers, heads of schools and science teacher educators


Wednesday June 7th 2023

Place: University of Helsinki, Chemistry department

  • 12:00
    Opening session
    Jenny Olander, Stockholm University
  • 12:15
    Official opening of online materials
    Kirsten Fiskum, University of Oslo
  • 12:30
    Keynote:  What is New in Chemistry Legislation in EU?
    Nicolas Herbatschek, ECHA – European Chemicals Agency
  • 13:30
    Discussions in groups
  • 14:00
    Coffee break in the lobby
  • 14:30
    Excursion to University of Helsinki, Gadolin – chemistry lab for schools
    Outi Haatainen, Development Manager of ChemistryLab Gadolin, University of Helsinki
  • 16:30
    Transport to the conference hotel, Hotel Rantapuisto
  • 19:00
    Dinner (at the hotel)

Thursday June 8th 2023

Place: Hotel Rantapuisto, Furuborginkatu 3 (Furuborgs street), Helsinki

  • 09:00
    Keynote: Managing Risk in School Science – a Common Sense Approach (pdf)
    Steve Jones, CLEAPSS – Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
    Workshops –, round 1 (see below)
  • 11:30
  • 12:30
    Workshops –, round 2 (see below)
  • 13:30
  • 13:45
    Poster session with coffee
    Participants presented posters covering chemical safety and green chemistry
  • 14:45
  • 15:00
    Keynote: Green chemistry – An Upstream Approach to Addressing Sustainable Development Goals
    Amy Cannon, Beyond Benign
  • 16:15
    Closing words
    Ari Myllyviita, University of Helsinki
  • 18:00
    Sauna (beer and traditional Finnish sauna food)

Project partners and contact persons

Keynote speakers

Nicolas Herbatschek. Photo.
Nicolas Herbatschek
Legal Advisor at ECHA – European Chemicals Agency

Steve Jones. Photo
Steve Jones
Director of CLEAPSS – Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services

Amy Cannon. Photo
Amy Cannon
Executive director and co-founder of Beyond Benign, Green Chemistry education for a sustainable future