EMME Summer School 2019

Hosted by The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK), 27-31 October, the 4th EMME edition featured 12 Speakers and 37 Participants from 8 countries; click here for the final program.

EMME 2019 targeted professionals from science centers, science museums, and other science engagement organizations who have aspiration, ability, engagement, and agility to learn and grow, and who are focused on taking their team and organization to the next level of learning, growth, and relevancy. The training aimed to develop field professionals from different disciplines in all areas of science center/museum and science engagement organizations management . Whether specialized in programs or exhibits development, education, marketing, or finance, participants found the training particularly helpful for their careers and success as potential science center leaders.

EMME 2019 offered a new, more cohesive format for the future science center leaders training program. This edition was “Project-Based”; all sessions fed into a “take away plan of action” that combined all relevant  disciplines. The Summer School was fun, educational, and stimulating for each participant; each module addressed the Learn, Develop, Apply, and Sustain (L.D.A.S.) model. Upon the conclusion of 5 exciting days, attendees were able to go back to their home centers to apply the skills and tools learned; they will be able to create and set up projects to help build and develop their home centers into a productive future.

EMME trainers and facilitators were experts from leading European and Middle-Eastern science engagement organizations with a long-standing practice. EMME is an ongoing collaboration between Ecsite and NAMES networks and a group of their members; it provides an opportunity for meaningful and in-depth networking between professionals from the two regions. EMME is thus an optimal opportunity for exchange of knowledge and expertise within a stimulating and educational environment.

To learn more about previous editions, click here and scroll down.

NAMES & Ecsite Members Rate
Deadline Fees
31 August KWD 155
30 September KWD 190
After 30 September KWD 205


Non-Members Rate
Deadline Fees
31 August KWD 190
30 September KWD 220
After 30 September KWD 260


EMME 2019 Trainers

Abdulaziz Alhegelan                            Antonia Caola                                        Ayman Elsayed
Mishkat Interactive Center                     MUSE – Science Museum                      BA Planetarium Science Center
SAUDI ARABIA                                      ITALY                                                      EGYPT

Carlos Catalão                                      Kays AlRayes                                        Laith AlSous
Ciência Viva                                           Kuwait Foundation                                  The Children’s Museum
PORTUGAL                                           for Advancement of Sciences                 JORDAN

Lavinia Del Longo                                 Leonardo Alfonsi                                   Nader A. Wahbeh
MUSE – Science Museum                      Psiquadro                                                A.M. Qattan Foundation
ITALY                                                       ITALY                                                      PALESTINE

Rana AlNibari                                       Raphael Chanay                                    Rosalia Vargas
The Scientific Center                             Universcience                                          Ciência Viva 
KUWAIT                                                 FRANCE                                                  PORTUGAL