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News 12 March 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY, 12 March 2014

BREMEN, GERMANY – European Mayors and other regional and city leaders are expressing commitment to scientific culture by signing the PLACES Declaration – a document based on the four years of dynamic work emerging from the PLACES project at the PLACES of Scientific Culture conference.

News 29 January 2013

We want to see you at Modeling cities of scientific culture, Torino, Italy, 20-21 June 2013.

We will be welcoming all PLACES City Partnerships and regions, plus new participants who want cooperate with us in defining the city of scientific culture. New participants – a science communicator accompanied by a local-level policymaker – are invited to Torino to share their knowledge and also learn from the PLACES community. Find out more – and register online! – at www.openplaces.eu/conference

News 26 November 2012

Richard Tuffs, Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN – www.errinnetwork.eu ) is guest editor of this science cities-themed edition of the Ecsite Quarterly.

News 17 October 2012

PLACES is a four-year European project, which began in June 2010, coordinated by Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums (www.ecsite.eu).

The project is developing the concept of the European City of Scientific Culture by creating City Partnerships. These partnerships unite nearly 70 science centres, museums, festivals and events, in cooperation with local authorities, and ten European regional networks.

News 15 October 2012

Richard Tuffs, Director of PLACES partner ERRIN, presented two ongoing reports to the Conference in Tartu, Estonia. The first on Proto-models seeks to develop models of cities of scientific culture. It examines both typologies of science cities and cities of scientific culture and the PLACES community is invited to look at the draft report and offer their comments and expertise.

News 8 August 2012

The AHHAA Science Centre Foundation hosts the second edition of the PLACES annual conference in the city of Tartu, Estonia – famous for its rich science culture and renowned university. Come and share experiences in science communication policymaking. Online registration is open.

News 11 May 2012

Here on the second day of the PLACES Training Workshop on social media for science communication, we’re playing a social media game. Podnosh (www.podnosh.com) created this fantastic conversation game to get us thinking about what our social media priorities are.

News 7 May 2012

PLACES is a four-year European project, started in June 2010, coordinated by Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums (www.ecsite.eu)

News 4 May 2012

The committee of PLACES researchers coordinated by PLACES partner Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, developed the PLACES Impact Assessment Toolkit to measure science communication initiatives and policies.

Local/national conference 21 September 2011 - 22 September 2011

Over 70 European policymakers and more than 60 science communicators gathered in Paris, France, to talk science communication policies for European cities and regions.

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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 #73, October 2021

IN DEPTH: Engaging in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning by Alexandra Canet-Font

LOOKOUT: Catalysing organisational change

COLUMN: The Natural History Museum at COP26 by Brad Irwin

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