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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 9 November 2019
New Spokes editorial Committee members F. Kupper and M. Antoine

The Spokes Editorial Committee is growing: Michèle Antoine, Director of Exhibitions at Universcience (Paris, France) and Frank Kupper, Assistant Professor of Science Communication at the Athena Institute (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) were invited to join as the result of the open call for new members launched a few months ago. Welcome on board! 

Calls 8 November 2019

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin seeks applications for the position of Media Officer. The position will be for two years. Starting date as soon as possible.

Candidates are expected to be fully bilingual in English and German.

News 31 October 2019
Only 10 days left for #ISCSMD2019

Join your peers and colleagues around the world in celebrating International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on Sunday 10 November.

News 24 October 2019
Attendees of the 2018 Ecsite Directors Forum

Will you be on the "family picture" of European science engagement leaders this year? Hurry: registration for the 2019 Ecsite Directors Forum closes 4 November.

News 23 October 2019
Facilitation techniques session at 2018 Ecsite Conference

The call for session proposals for the 2020 Ecsite Conference closed on Thursday 17 October. What happens after?

News 14 October 2019
Polluted landscape

Read the insights from an air pollution specialist and have a look at what is done in the European Citizen Science field.

News 10 October 2019
Open Letter M. Gabriel

Ecsite will present its Open letter on the place of science engagement in Horizon Europe to upcoming Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. If you missed the first act, it’s still time to add your organisation to the list of signatories.

News 10 October 2019

General information

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

News 10 October 2019

On 24 September 2019 Commissioner Carlos Moedas and ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon launched the first competition for ERC Public Engagement with Research Award. The aim of the award is to recognise the efforts and successes of ERC grantees who engage with audiences beyond the scientific community. The winners will be announced during a ceremony taking place in Trieste, Italy next July.

News 8 October 2019
Celebrating achieving 2000+ map entries

Around 65% of a child’s development is due to the activities and experiences they engage with outside of the school classroom. This alone demonstrates the importance of the work SySTEM 2020 is pursuing – to assess the delivery and impact of science learning outside the classroom. One of the ways SySTEM 2020 aimed to achieve this was by mapping initiatives that provide science learning outside the classroom across 19 countries in Europe.


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 #57, November 2019

IN DEPTH: Feeding your organisation's culture by A. Bandelli

LOOKOUT: The power of objects

PORTFOLIO: Toilets tales by J. Becker

COLUMN: Advancing the field by U. Kastrup & S. Berghmans

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