EuroMEI is the European federation of film, television and culture. It represents seventy European national trade unions in the media, arts and entertainment sectors, and its members are technicians, scriptwriters, directors and others working in film and cinema production, the theatre, exhibitions and the visual arts.
One of EuroMEI’s main roles is to create stronger ties between workers and unions, and it also represents its members in dealings with European institutions.
Germany: Femtec. GmbH
Femtec is a university careers centre for women in the natural and engineering sciences. It was established in 2000 by the Technische Universität Berlin and the Europäische Akademie für Frauen in Politik und Wirtschaft Berlin e.V., and is a public-private partnership between leading technical universities and manufacturers. Its aim is to encourage interest in the natural sciences among girls at an early age, provide improved career prospects for ambitious female engineers and scientists, and develop new forms of training cooperation between universities and industry.
In 2003, Femtec. GmbH set up Femtec.Network, Germany’s only national network of leading technical universities. The first international partner university to join, in 2006, was the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich.
Great Britain: OMNI Communications Ltd.
OMNI Communications has played a pioneering role in forging new connections between science and television at a European level. It was established in 1994 by two experienced BBC Producers, and has since carried out more than 50 successful projects. These include support for new TV drama focusing on science and technology, and the production of science-based TV documentaries and videos.
In 2001, OMNI Communications joined forces with a number of European partner organisations to form EuroPAWS (Public Awareness of Science), with a view to developing science-based content for European television, in particular TV drama, through a variety of activities.
Euroscience is a non-profit grassroots organisation which seeks to encourage public debate on the ways in which science and technology affect Europeans’ everyday lives, from the perspective of European scientists. It also acts as a voice for people interested in the effects of science and technology on our everyday lives, and was founded in 1997.
Slovenia: Ad Futura
The Ad Futura foundation was established by the Slovenian government in 2001. It promotes international cooperation and the exchange of Slovenian scientists and students by providing information and financial support.
Ad Futura is also helping to give Slovenia a greater role in the international training and science system. Its mission includes support for the development of a science-based society in Slovenian and through this contributing to scientific, technological and economic reform there.
The EuroWistdom project is supported by the European Commission.