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Stay in touch with the latest developments in European science engagement... Ecsite offers ongoing news on this website, as well as a monthly online magazine, Spokes.

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News 14 October 2020

QUEST – QUality and Effectiveness in Science and Technology communication is a 30 months Horizon 2020 project that investigates science communication in three strands – journalism, social media and museums -taking stock of science communication today, defining quality criteria and providing supporting tools for scientists, journalists, social media managers and museums facilitators.

News 13 October 2020
Ecsite is hiring a Project Manager

Ecsite is looking for a Project Manager with strong communication skills to work on some of its EU funded projects.

News 13 October 2020
Dialogue in the Dark

For the past 20 years, Dialogue in the Dark has been pursuing the goal of empathy and dignified employment for blind people in Germany and beyond.

Needless to say, the pandemic has threatened the organisations vital work with this marginalised community. All Dialogue in the Dark exhibitions had to close, and the organisation has made severe layoffs.

News 12 October 2020
2020 Ecsite Directors Forum, 29-30 October - It's ONline

This year’s Ecsite Directors Forum will be organised online and will have an exhibit hall and sponsorship opportunities. This is a unique opportunity for exposure in a high-level event gathering 60+ decision-makers in Europe.

News 12 October 2020
Invitation to the online FIT4FOOD2030 Conference

Save the date: on 24 and 25 of November, the FIT4FOOD2030 project invites you to its Final Conference!

This two-day virtual event offers the chance to learn more about the systems approach to food system transformation and gain practical tools and solutions developed by FIT4FOOD2030 throughout its three years of activity.

Two thematic streams bring provide a path through all of our activities:

News 12 October 2020
Join the Sustainable Food Systems Network

Counting over 600 subscribers and welcoming new members every day, the Sustainable Food Systems Network (SFSN) initiated by the FIT4FOOD2030 project is growing into a reference community for those who have an interest in sustainable food systems - join us!

News 12 October 2020

Queen Mary University of London is seeking a Science and Impact Communications Manager.

The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled communications professional. Reporting to the Centre Lead, the post holder will provide science and impact communication support by developing and implementing a Centre communications strategy and using a full range of media to ensure the Centre’s work, research outputs, and impacts are widely disseminated.

Apply by 22 October.

News 12 October 2020

Are you passionate about STEM engagement?

The UK's Science Museum Group seeks to grow science capital through informal, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) focussed learning.

Apply for this STEM Ambassador Support Coordinator vacancy with the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, UK by 18 October.

News 12 October 2020

We have noticed many of our members have been using the Ecsite app more and more- particularly to arrange meet ups and exchange ideas.

With the Ecsite Directors Forum, which will take place online, fast approaching the Ecsite app will be an even more vital tool for our network.

Our app is intentionally minimal, focusing on the need of our members to build meaningful connections, find inspiration and share and collaborate with peers.

News 9 October 2020

Learning can be directed by many external influences – social, economic, locality, and mood. To assess this, SySTEM 2020 used the Experience Sampling Method and has produced a how-to guide for other researchers or practitioners to use.


Digital Spokes magazine

Spokes is the monthly magazine of Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums. Hear the latest news from European science engagement, go further with in-depth features and make the most of the good reads, events and opportunities shared by Ecsite members.

Spokes magazine #67, October 2020

LOOKOUT: Falling under the spell 

PORTFOLIO: Visions of New Magic by M. Antoine

COLUMN:Online Directors Forum: sponsors & exhibitors welcome by H. Münder

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