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Native Scientist partners with the Association of Brazilian Researchers and Students in the NL

A new partnership to increase the reach and engagement of Portuguese-speaking communities in the Netherlands.

Native Scientist has teamed up with APEB-NL to increase the reach and engagement of local communities in the Netherlands

APEB-NL was created with the aim of maintaining scientific and cultural interactions between Brazil and the Netherlands. Both organizations, APEB-NL and Native Scientist, share the common goal of fostering cooperation between scientific and local communities. This partnership will allow the organisation of new Native School workshops in the Netherlands, in which researchers will go to schools to explain scientific topics to 6-12 years old pupils in their mother tongue.

Joana Moscoso, co-founder of Native Scientist, on this partnership: "We are extremely pleased to be partnering up with APEB in the Netherlands. The agile, responsive and clear-sighted approach with which APEB embarked on this partnership was something that stood out and it will most definitely translate into a benefit for the wider society. The idea is to organise workshops with Brazilian scientists that will reach Portuguese-speaking migrant pupils in the Netherlands.”

Clarissa Justino, board member of APEB-NL, states: “We are delighted to start this partnership with Native Scientist, an organization that makes a huge impact on the lives of migrant children. We are looking forward to the fruitful results that this partnership will produce, as it can enable us to connect Brazilian researchers that live in the Netherlands, while encouraging and inspiring pupils from Portuguese-speaking countries.”


The Association of Brazilian Researchers and Students in the Netherlands (APEB-NL) is a non-profit civil society funded in 2014. It brings together undergraduate and graduate students and Brazilian researchers residents or former residents of the Netherlands to facilitate and promote scientific and cultural development of this Brazilian community.

About Native Scientist

Created by international migrant scientists for international migrant children, Native Scientist is a young and passionate multi-award-winning, European-wide, non-profit organisation that unites advocates for diversity and inclusion in science and education. In the classroom or beyond, Native Scientist actively engages with 200+ scientists every year, inspiring over 1,000 pupils to consider a science-related career and feel proud to use their heritage language.


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