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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 6 May 2020
SySTEM 2020's partner's programmes

Over the past few months, partners from SySTEM 2020 have been structuring, honing and finessing their online engagement strategy. Here we showcase some programmes from four of the partners within the project.

News 5 February 2020
Banner of the 2020 Ecsite Conference, in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The keen-eyed amongst you may have seen SySTEM 2020's emergence on this year's Ecsite Conference stage. SySTEM 2020 claimed that they have made the conference an even sweeter opportunity for professionals who engage audiences with science and technology.

News 9 January 2020
Partners from SySTEM 2020 meet up to test out a new product - the engagement tracker

SySTEM 2020 is hitting the new year running by taking steps towards answering key questions that will help us generate an in-depth look at science learning in the non-formal sector:

News 9 December 2019
Veduta Presernov in Ljubljana, Slovenia Veduta Presernov in Ljubljana, Slovenia photo by Dunja Wedam

The Ecsite conference is a yearly held science engagement conference open to all professionals who engage audiences with science and technology. It’s a conference offering “an intense mix of intellectual stimulation, purposeful and creative sessions and inspiring human encounters”. A conference of five days that pushes science professionals to join forces in shaping answers to the “Echoes from the future”, which is the theme of the next Ecsite conference held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 11-13 June 2020.

News 12 November 2019
Learners at the create your world workshop

The recent release of SySTEM 2020's newsletter covers the latest updates and tools from the informal and non-formal learning world. This new SySTEM 2020 instalment showcases:

News 8 October 2019
Celebrating achieving 2000+ map entries

Around 65% of a child’s development is due to the activities and experiences they engage with outside of the school classroom. This alone demonstrates the importance of the work SySTEM 2020 is pursuing – to assess the delivery and impact of science learning outside the classroom. One of the ways SySTEM 2020 aimed to achieve this was by mapping initiatives that provide science learning outside the classroom across 19 countries in Europe.

News 4 September 2019
The Ecsite conference at Experimentarium

The winner of the SySTEM 2020 STEAM award, Danilo Kozoderc, won a trip to the 2019 Ecsite conference by putting his science initiative on the SySTEM 2020 map. We sat down with Danilo to speak about his experience at the Ecsite conference and the new tools and methods he learnt that will help him support and shape his program back in Slovenia.

News 15 July 2019
Young refugees fly drones over Lesvos

We are proud to introduce the first Learners’ Perspectives: a series of articles/blogs/videos produced by young learners presenting their views and experiences on non-formal learning. The first part of this series is officially live and provided by LATRA where they provided a workshop teaching young refugees how to use drones to map terrains from above.

News 10 May 2019
Modra delavnica - Zavod SImetris coding workshops in action

Since the inception of the SySTEM 2020 map, we have had a total of 272 organisations from around Europe sign up. Alongside that, a total of 228 activities have been added to the map, creating a bank of science learning activities for institutions to use and learn from. One of the benefits of joining this Europe-wide network by the end of April was a chance to win the SySTEM 2020 STEAM award, which provided you with a free ticket to the Ecsite conference this year. Well, the winner of this competition has officially been picked at random.

News 8 April 2019

On the 18th of March, the SySTEM 2020 team was introduced to new faces in Helsinki, Finland. Partners, third parties and young learners came together to ideate and co-design options for the future of informal learning.


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 #63, May 2020

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