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Other 4 October 2009 - 5 October 2009

The Advanced Science Communication Training Course, organised by Ecsite for the COST office, was carried out successfully on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th October 2009.

News 21 May 2009

50 explainers took part in the second Pilots Training Workshop, June 2nd-3rd before the Ecsite Annual Conference, hosted by the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.

Local/national conference 21 June 2009 - 22 June 2009

The Science Communication Conference organised by the British Science Association and in partnership with the Wellcome Trust is taking place 22-23 June at Kings Place, central London. The 2009 Conference will be addressing the key issues facing science communicators today, bringing together those engaged in public engagement and is a fantastic opportunity to network, share ideas and good practice.

News 18 March 2009

Nature is becoming a priority as a scientific and societal topic as it covers issues of growing interest for our societies as biodiversity, evolution, climate change, sustainability and much more.

News 24 February 2009

On Wednesday, February 18th, Ecsite organised the conference “Science communicators advancing European knowledge society” at the European Parliament in Brussels.

News 13 November 2008

Through the Grundtvig programme, the European Commission provides funding to promote exchanges of experiences and the development of a European dimension in all sectors of adult education. The Ecsite Annual Conference is for one more year officially accredited as one of the training opportunities for individuals that are involved in adult education. If you are interested to attend either the Ecsite workshop on evaluation of exhibits or the workshop on explainers ‘Learning cultures’ and the main conference, all you need to is to apply for the Grant.

News 29 October 2008

Ecsite is currently working on a number of EU projects in a coordinating role. We are pleased to announce the kickoff of a new project, Pilots, which focuses on the role of the explainer in science centres and museums.

News 20 October 2008

The Ecsite Director’s Forum opened on Friday November 21st, welcoming a wide range of science centre and museum directors from across Europe. Our hosts this year are the Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe – Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias.

Other 16 February 2009

The Ecsite network is developing its role of raising the profile of science centres and museums among the European institutions. In this context, Ecsite is organising an event at the European Parliament in Brussels February 18th, 2009 to promote the importance of our field to officers of the European Commission and parliamentarians. As part of this event, we will present five selected best practices in informal learning and engagement activities from Ecsite members across Europe.

Local/national conference 26 June 2009

The Symposium “Looking to the future of Science centers” is going to take place in the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, on June 28th, 2009. The symposium will take place on the event of marking the 10th anniversary of the Clore Garden of Science, and the retirement of its funding director, Dr Moshe Rishpon.

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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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