Encouraging participation, fostering curiosity, engaging minds, having fun.
Created in 2015, the Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards encourage creative and impactful work within the informal science education sector.
Open to all Ecsite members, they provide a prestigious incentive and reward, and contribute to the development of excellence in science engagement.
Like the ever-developing field of science itself, the Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards are dynamic, with categories changing each year.
The awards are named after José Mariano Gago (1948 - 2015), a key figure of European science engagement. He was a founder of the Portuguese Ciência Viva network of science centres and an active contributor to Ecsite activities over the years. "In a few decades Mariano Gago was able to build a modern scientific community deeply rooted in Portuguese society, implementing his vision that science is source of both technical and human progress. Mariano Gago was also the founder of LIP," explained Mário Pimenta President of the LIP laboratory, generous contributor to the Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards.
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The Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Gala Ball of the 2016 Ecsite Annual Conference on 9 June in Graz, Austria.
This year, Ecsite members were competing for one prize: the Ecsite Strategic Partnership Award, recognising extraordinary collaboration between an Ecsite member and an external partner whose work together enabled them to achieve goals neither of them could have reached by themselves alone.
One senior manager from the Tekniska Museet will be invited to the 2016 Ecsite Directors Forum (16-18 November 2016, Granada, Spain) where they will share their experience in a workshop they will run for their peers.