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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.

External events

E.g., 2019-07-21
International conference 10 October 2011 - 14 October 2011
Celje, Slovenia

Under the theme Identity, Cultural Diversity and Heritage: The Role of Children's Museums in Times of Rapid Change, the conference will provide a platform focused on values of cultural heritage as an integral part of our way of life from the perspective of children and young people.

Local/national conference 3 September 2011 - 7 September 2011
Cape Town, South Africa

More than 280 delegates have already registered for the congress – have you? Don’t miss out on the standard registration rate which expires on 19 August.

You can register online with a credit card, or you can request an invoice, and you can even register “the old fashioned way” with a fax-back form! The 6SCWC is a must-attend event for all science centre professionals, but if you are still wondering what the congress has to offer you, click here to see the programme:


Local/national conference 16 July 2011 - 20 July 2011
Linköping, Sweden

Museums form an important part of the cultural heritage of all European countries. As institutions, however, they have remained focused on the nation state for historical, political and often for financial reasons. However, many of the issues museums face today transcend national boundaries.

Local/national conference 5 July 2011 - 7 July 2011
Dusseldorf, Germany

The theme this year is the Visitor Experience and the vital role it plays in building and retaining audiences.

Local/national conference 16 November 2011 - 17 November 2011

This symposium is organised by the Science and Environment Communication Section (ECREA) in association with the Media Research Group, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton.

Local/national conference 26 June 2011 - 28 June 2011
Doha, Qatar

Organizers have lined up workshops and seminars to take reporters deeper into their assignments, and help them frame the reporting of science globally and aid in storytelling with multimedia tools.

Local/national conference 21 September 2011 - 22 September 2011
Paris, France

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

Local/national conference 25 May 2011 - 26 May 2011
Warsaw, Poland

Project Buffet: An open poster session

Are you part of a collaborative project you want to feature at the Ecsite Annual Conference? Propose it for the Project Buffet, an open poster session organized by Ecsite where 15 posters from collaborative, non-profit projects, will have the chance to present their work.

Local/national conference 1 December 2010 - 3 December 2010

The Directors’ Forum is an event for the directors of all Full Members of Ecsite to come together and tackle key questions in our field. Faced with an ever-changing society and economy, how do science centres and museums adapt to the challenges that these changes bring? Among the the Natural History Museum’s awe-inspiring 70 million specimens, we will look at the types of change that affect us, and the changes we make as an institution.

See the Directors’ Forum page for more details.

Local/national conference 18 November 2010 - 19 November 2010
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ecsite presents discussion games on migration at the IDEA conference

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) in cooperation with the Open Society Youth Initiative are organising a two-day conference on 19-20 November 2010 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


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 #53, June 2019


IN DEPTH: Bottom-up rather than top-down by O. Kolokytha

IN DEPTH: Equity, exclusion and everyday science learning by E. Dawson

COLUMN: What next for Ecsite by H. Münder

And also: news from Ecsite members, good reads, jobs, project updates...

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