1Universiteit Gent, BE-9000 Gent
2Universiteit Gent, BE-9000 Gent, Belgium
Along the lines of the life of em. prof. dr. Laura Ţugulea the historical developments of the E.C.’s thematic or academic networks of physics departments (EUPEN, STEPS, STEPS TWO and HOPE) in the ERASMUS, SOCRATES and LLL programmes were described with a lot of connecting anecdotes and with emphasis on the role of Laura in these projects. Finally a plea was held for a European (official) body (‘think thank’) so that good practices of national initiatives, w.r.t. stimulating young people becoming physicists, etc., could be spread over the whole of Europe and where a parallel series of follow-up activities to HOPE could be co-ordinated.
Academic network, HOPE (Horizons in Physics Education)
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