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#EcsiteAwards: Sustainable Success & Beacon of the Year

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Encouraging participation, fostering curiosity, engaging minds, having fun.

Created in 2015, the Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards encourage creative and impactful work within the informal science education sector.
Open to all Ecsite members, they provide a prestigious incentive and reward, and contribute to the development of excellence in science engagement.


The Sustainable Success Award celebrates long-lasting impact: projects that embody the values of science engagement, that are visionary and socially relevant. Read more...

Deadline for self-nominations: 5 April


The Beacon of the Year Award celebrates inspirational individuals who have been contributing to our field and to the Ecsite network. The Award recognises innovative visionaries who are empowering and motivating their peers to reach a common goal: emboldening citizens to engage with science. Read more...

Deadline for peer-nominations: 5 April

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2019 Awards

In 2019, Barbara Streicher (Executive Manager at Science Center Netzwerk, Vienna Austria) won the Beacon of the Year Award for personal embodiment of our network’s values. SciCo (Athens, Greece) won in the ‘Sustainable Success’ category for a STEM educational programme which brings together young students and educators from remote areas of Greece in order to work together out of school. And Universcience (Paris, France) got a special mention for taking a timely stance to counteract the spreading of misinformation, setting a brave example for the science engagement field.