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17 February: take part in #DayofFacts campaign

#DayofFacts banner

Ecsite invites the European science engagement community to participate in this international social media campaign. Initiated by US museums, the campaign has gained momentum and will be involving a diversity of organisations: "libraries, archives, cultural institutions, science centers and other trusted public sources of knowledge" - around the world.

You are invited to share mission-related content using the hashtag #DayofFacts. "By not taking an overt political stand but simply sharing mission-related, objective, and relevant facts, we will show the world that our institutions are still trusted sources for truth and knowledge. This campaign is also an opportunity to reaffirm our institutions as welcoming places for everyone."

The campaign will be primarily taking place on twitter, using the #DayofFacts hashtag. Also follow @dayoffacts to stay tuned.

You don't have to register, but it will help organisers keep track - this way!

Recommendations and resources

The campaign have posted Content guidelines and content suggestions for different types of organisations. Ecsite screened these lists and we're convinced that collectively science engagement organisations are well placed to participate in the following strands:

  • STEM education
  • Diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • Community outreach and programming
  • Refugee stories and facts
  • Social justice
  • Climate change
  • Environmentalism
  • Public Education
  • Media literacy
  • Libraries & museums as public forums
  • Women’s rights
  • LGBTQ stories

You will also find a growing Resource section on the campaign's website.


  • #dayoffacts
  • post-truth
  • inclusion
  • values
  • trust
  • truth