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ISCSMD 2018: Seize your right!

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In partnership with UNESCO, science centres and museums worldwide will be celebrating the third edition of the International Science Centre and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on 10 November.

ISCSMD coincides with UNESCO’s annual World Science day for Peace and Development that takes place on 10 November with a different theme each year. In 2018 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNESCO has chosen "Science, a Human Right" as a theme to highlight the 27th article that states: “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”

Seizing science as your right” will be our motto throughout this day. We encourage examples that deal with social inclusion, gender, academic freedom, access to scientific education and careers, co-creation initiatives or citizens' involvement in research agenda settings.

The ISCSMD is the opportunity for our field to collectively demonstrate impact and promote our missions by showcasing diverse science engagement activities supporting the right for all citizens to be informed, benefit from, debate and co-create science.

Get involved and put your institution on the map

On 10 November we invite all science engagement organisations to join this global initiative by sharing experiences and showcasing the actions you’ve taken to help citizen to seize their right to science.

Few steps to go:

  • Create an activity or label a pre-existing one that relates to the theme “Science, a Human Right” or to the two closely related SDGs (Quality education and Gender equality)
  • Register it on the ISCSMD website so your participation will appear on the interactive map.
  • Use communication material available on the website's toolkit to help promote your institution's participation in the ISCSMD locally, including templates for use in social media, press relations, and broadcast emails, ISCSMD project information and logos and additional educational resources.
  • Don't forget to tell us; we will showcase your activities throughout the day.

More information on the ISCSMD website and on the dedicated Facebook page.


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  • scicomm
  • Unesco