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2016 Ecsite Conference

FRida & freD - The Graz Children's Museum
Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH
Science Center Netzwerk
Messecongress Graz
Messeplatz 1
8010 Graz
9 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
Colours of cooperation

The 2016 Ecsite Conference took place in Graz, Austria. It was the first Ecsite conference to be co-organised by a trio of hosts and it welcomed 1,081 participants from 53 different countries.

Browse through our daily Storify summaries (see pdf files attached) and hundreds of pictures… Look back on the stimuating “Colours of cooperation” programme put together by a a trio of conference hosts: the FRida & freD Children’s Museum, the Universalmuseum Joanneum and the association ScienceCentre-Network.

A warm thank you to our fantastic hosts – and to all the participants who made this conference so special.

Pictures & videos

Discover our selection of pictures on Flickr.

Watch Elizabeth Rasekoala's keynote speech and the Opening event.

Daily Storify summaries

See pdf files attached.

Here is a couple of stories made by #Ecsite2016 participants about Refugees & Migrants session and GameLab. Have a look and don't hesitate to send yours to communications@ecsite.eu


Speakers willing to share their presentation have attached it to their session’s page - find it in the session archive.

About the theme

Cooperation is the act of working together for a common purpose or benefit. As science communicators, cooperation is at the heart of our work.

We cooperate within our teams, with other science engagement organisations, with stakeholders from research, economy, policy and arts – and, of course, with our visitors when we create meaning together.

Cooperation requires respectful relationships, negotiating expectations and roles, agreeing on compromises. It is often a time-consuming and laborious effort, yet it yields benefits that an individual actor could not have achieved on its own and may lead to unexpected results and learnings.

Let´s use this conference to cooperatively work on challenges and common goals while enriching our own individual palette.

Other documents

Find attached below: the First Announcement, Final Programme, Press release and each day's Storify summary.



FRida & freD - The Graz Children's Museum

FRida & freD is a place for all children. With our programmes, we hope to enable children to learn about the world’s diversity and to better understand its complexities. Along with the contents of our museum, we focus on making sure that the young people who visit us develop into confident and responsible citizens who interact carefully with their fellow human beings and their environment.

Science Center Netzwerk

ScienceCenter-Netzwerk is an Austrian association furthering the understanding of and curiosity for science and technology by means of interactive science centre activities. These aim to fascinate, to motivate thinking ahead and to enable a casual, light-hearted access to sciences and technology for all ages. We aim to make such science center activities more popular, to spread, encourage, improve and investigate them. We achieve this by supporting a network of actors in Austria.

Sessions archive

Browse the sessions from this Ecsite Conference.


Programme committee