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25/10/2016 Press release

TOTAL expands range of educational offerings surrounding ENERGY IN MOTION

Exhibition Energy in Motion

The educational offerings for secondary school students in the form of the ENERGY IN MOTION exhibition on the 14th floor of the TOUR TOTAL building, right near Berlin’s main train station, have been in place for two years now. The exhibition, which occupies 700 m² of space, shows groups of visitors and school classes in grades 9 and up what role energy plays in our society, how they can be responsible energy users, and what rising global demand for energy means for all of us.

Now, at, TOTAL provides specially developed study and instructional materials. The company teamed up with prominent and independent partner Verein mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlicher Excellence-Center an Schulen e. V. (MINT-EC), a nonprofit organization that maintains a nationwide network of excellence for schools with a STEM focus in Germany, to do this. The brochure to accompany the exhibition was developed by the energy subject cluster at MINT-EC and was published as part of the organization’s own series of publications.

Beate Ellrich, head of the ENERGY IN MOTION/CSR/Diversity exhibition at TOTAL Germany, said: “We are delighted to have already welcomed over 8,000 visitors to our ENERGY IN MOTION exhibition. With the study materials published by MINT-EC, we offer an up-to-the-minute brochure on the topic of energy with great educational value. At the same time, we are naturally also addressing global subjects such as climate change and renewable energies.”

Exhibition open to groups free of charge by appointment

The brochure from MINT-EC now gives teachers a way to put a class visit to the exhibit to work to further their students’ education. ENERGY IN MOTION provides information on various energy sources and raises questions about the future challenges for our society in terms of energy. The subjects addressed here include using fossil fuels in a way that conserves resources, use of renewable energies, and specifics of how to deal with climate change. The exhibition is completely bilingual in German and English.

Various materials are available in German. The brochure is available at A new short video is available at that offers a look at the exhibition. Our website features articles on five different theme categories having to do with various aspects of energy. To make an appointment, or if you have any other questions, please contact the exhibition team at


MINT-EC is the national network of excellence for schools offering the upper level of secondary education and a highly developed profile in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It was founded by a coalition of employers in 2000 and works closely with regional educational initiatives supported by the business community.

MINT-EC provides a broad range of events and other offerings to help secondary school students learn and grow as well as continuing education programming and opportunities for subject-specific dialogue for teachers and school administrators.

The network, which currently encompasses 266 certified schools with about 287,000 students and 22,500 teachers in all, has operated under the auspices of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) since 2009.

Schools that meet the criteria can apply to become part of the MINT-EC network during the annual admission process. An independent panel of experts will evaluate the school’s STEM profile and the quality and quantity of its STEM offerings.



Supplying affordable energy to a growing population, addressing climate change and meeting new customer expectations are the three main challenges Total must meet as an energy major. That is what guides what we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a top-tier international oil and gas company. We are also a world-class natural gas operator and a global solar leader through our affiliate SunPower. Our activities span oil and gas production, refining, petrochemicals and marketing. Demonstrating their commitment to better energy, our 100,000 employees help supply our customers worldwide with safer, cleaner, more efficient and more innovative products that are accessible to as many people as possible. Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.