Ustanova Hiša eksperimentov is involved with the following projects

Through Ecsite, members have the opportunity to participate in collaborative projects shaping the future of science engagement. Ecsite runs projects funded by the European Commission as well as initiatives in partnership with other organisations. These projects often allow the development of resources like toolkits or guides available to all.

Ustanova Hiša eksperimentov is involved with the following projects

2015 - 2018

Coordinated by Ecsite, Sparks is an ambitious engagement project on the topic of technology shifts in health and medicine. Its aim is to raise awareness and communicate the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to Europeans in 29 countries.

2014 - 2016

The SeeingNano project  objective was to create novel visualisation tools for enhanced nanotechnology awareness. Social scientists, nano scientists and visualisation experts collaborated to develop tools allowing different target audiences to “see at the nano scale” thus engaging with the breadth of nanotechnologies and the uncertainties and potential risks connected to them. A public repository of tools and best practices is now available on the project's website and in our resources section.

2011 - 2014

The INPROFOOD project was developed in response to the apparent inefficacy of years of public campaigns promoting healthier eating habits. It aims to develop a new approach, generating a purposeful exchange between research, business and civil society actors on the nature of the problem and the role innovative technological approaches could play in tackling it.

2013 - 2014

VOICES was a ground-breaking consultation, using the opinions of people across the EU to shape the future of European research. 1,000 citizens participated in focus groups run by Ecsite members, expressing their hopes, fears, concerns and ideas on the theme of urban waste. The results of this consultation have directly informed policy, as they were fed into several research calls for the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme.

2011 - 2013

FEAST built on the success of another European project, PILOTS, that worked towards the professionalization of explainers in science centres and museums. This time, participants focussed on a specific target audience: parents. Their role as learning catalysts was explored and a method drawn up to develop activities fostering their involvement as confident and knowledgeable science educators of their children.

2009 - 2012

The share of women in research is extremely low in all European countries and associated countries. The TWIST project addressed this challenge with an ambitious programme of coordinated activities to raise awareness on the role and representation of women in science and technology throughout science centres and museums in Europe.

2008 - 2010

The Pilots project worked towards the professionalisation of the role of explainers in science centres and museums both through developing European training courses and through research on the role of explainers, with a focus on adult learning.