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Welcome to the IOSTE Eurasia Regional Symposium & Brokerage Event Horizon 2020-Science with and for Society


24-26 April 2015
Bahçeşehir University – Istanbul

The International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) was established to advance the cause of education in science and technology as a vital part of the general education of the peoples of all countries and to provide scholarly exchange and discussion in the field of science and technology education. Consistent with our mission to encourage the peaceful and ethical use of science and technology in the service of humankind, IOSTE opposes the use of science and technology by government or other organizations for military purposes against civilians. Its origins can be traced to a Symposium on World Trends in Science Education convened in August 1979 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. At the third symposium, held in Brisbane (Australia) in 1984, the informal circuit of ‘World Trends’ was transformed into a formal organization with members from over sixty countries.

Today, IOSTE has members from about eighty countries, and is officially recognized by UNESCO as a non-governmental organization. Membership of the International Organization for Science and Technology Education is open to all who subscribe to its Constitution.

We are looking forward to seeing educators, teachers, researchers, and policy makers from around the world at the IOSTE Eurasia Regional Symposium and Brokerage Event Horizon 2020-Science with and for Society (SWAFS), which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the brokerage event is to provide information about Horizon 2020 calls for proposals related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and bring all stakeholders together (universities, research institutions, civil society organisations, SMEs, public bodies, science centres etc.) to promote partnerships among potential coordinators and partners in a fruitful networking environment. Sub-themes of SWAFS are as follows: (i) Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation,  (ii) Ethics,  (iii) Science Education,  (iv) Public Engagement in Responsible Research and Innovation, (v) Open Science (Open Access), and (vi) Responsible research & innovation.

Kind regards,

Bulent Cavas, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Pierre Clement, Université Aix-Marseille, France
Gultekin Cakmakci, Hacettepe University, Turkey


– Extended version of selected papers may be published in the Science Education International (SEI)


– The full papers can be submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index – CPCI (ISI Web of Science) for evaluation. Inclusion in CPCI is neither automatic or guaranteed. All papers must be evaluated by CPCI team and a decision will be reached by CPCI team.
– After the conference full papers will be published in an online book with an ISBN code by Palme.


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Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “The IOSTE Eurasia Regional Symposium & Brokerage Event Horizon 2020 and special discounts up to %20 are offered on certain booking classes. This discount does not apply to promotional tickets. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en and use the event code “event code” under delegate section.  EVENT CODE : 049TKM15

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