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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 20 November 2014

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas gave a speech at the Sis-RRI conference in Rome yesterday evening, in which he mentioned at length the Ecsite-led VOICES citizen consultation. He tweeted a picture with Ecsite Executive Director Catherine Franche and Pr. Jacqueline Broerse from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, stating: "glad to have met representatives from the VOICES project tonight".

News 27 October 2014
A focus group during the VOICES project

'The Future of Europe is Science' video was recently released by the European Commission. Aimed at the general public, it outlines a vision for science and society in 2030. Ecsite-led citizen consultation VOICES is given as an example of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Public engagement is also mentioned as an important building block for the future.

News 14 November 2013

A new Eurobarometer survey launched today (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1075_en.htm and http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb_special_419_400_en.htm#401) shows public support for the European Commission’s latest strategy to engage the public in science, known as responsible research and innovation (RRI). The survey comes on the day Ecsite launches the outcomes of the VOICES project, a year-long, Europe-wide citizen consultation exploring the concept of waste as a resource.

News 14 November 2013

The greatly-anticipated final outcomes are launched today for VOICES (www.voicesforinnovation.eu), Ecsite’s collaboration with the European Commission which demonstrates science centres and museums’ key role in Responsible Research and Innovation.

News 6 November 2013

After 300 hours of consultation in science centres and museums across 27 EU countries, the groundbreaking VOICES project is preparing to release its final reports. Six science centres are hosting events across Europe to give people a look at the outcomes of this European project in a local and national context.

News 15 February 2013

Views, Opinions and Ideas of Citizens in Europe on Science (VOICES) is a one-year-long EU-funded project coordinated by Ecsite which has particularly innovative and challenging objectives.

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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