Sister organisations

Ecsite collaborates with other organisations worldwide, acting as an advocate of science engagement and representing its members' interests.

Science engagement networks around the globe

Regional organisations gather science engagement professionals around the globe. Together, we organize a bi-annual Science Centre World Summit.

  • Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centers (ASPAC)
  • Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
  • National Council of Science Museums in India (NCSM)
  • Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Latin America and The Caribbean (Red Pop)
  • North Africa and Middle East science centres (NAMES)
  • South African Association of Science and Technology Centres (SAASTEC)

National/regional science engagement networks in Europe

In many European countries, science engagement professionals are also federated at national level. Ecsite works in close collaboration with these national bodies.

A special relationship with zoos, aquaria and botanical gardens

In September 2014 Ecsite signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). Together, the zoos, aquaria, botanic gardens, science centres and museums (etc.) members of our three organizations receive more than 240 million visitors a year. We are joining forces to engage audiences with biodiversity conservation.

Regular European partners

Ecsite maintains close links with a number of other European federations, associations and institutions. These good relationships often lead to common European projects. Here is a non-exhaustive overview of partners at European level.

  • European Citizen Science association (ECSA)
  • European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
  • European Science Events Association (EUSEA)
  • European Schoolnet (EUN)
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • European University Assocation (EUA)
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM Europe)
  • Living Knowledge, the International Science Shop Network
  • Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST)
  • Science Europe
  • The DaVinci Institute
  • The innovation network EBN.