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News 16 February 2010

The registrations for the Ecsite Annual Conference 2010 are now open. Follow the link to register online

Calls 1 February 2010

The call is now open for the Xplore Health Outreach Committee. This call aims to identify five members of an Outreach Committee, from five different science centres or museums whose working languages are English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Polish, to take part in the XploreHealth project, conducting a focus group, organising two events in 2011 with “open lab” experimental workshops and dialogue activities in each science centre or museum, and establishing and developing long-term links with local health researchers and other stakeholders.

Calls 26 January 2010

Be actively involved in the Ecsite annual conference 2010! make your proposal to organise a session. the procedure is very simple: visit the conference website www.ecsite-conference.eu and fill in the session proposal form.

News 18 January 2010

Ecsite held an official side event within the COP15 conference in Copenhagen on December 15th 2009, entitled “Science centres, museums and aquaria commit to action on climate change.” The side event was organised in conjunction with the World Ocean Network, and took place within the framework of the ACCENT project.

Ecsite was an official observer organisation at the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, December 7-18 2009. The network organised a side event in order to highlight the role of science centres, museums and aquaria in public engagement on climate change.

News 25 September 2009

On November 21-22 2008 the Ecsite Directors’ Forum took place in Valencia, Spain hosted by the Museum of Arts and Sciences Principe Felipe.

Other 2 September 2009 - 3 September 2009

On 3rd and 4th September 2009, science communication professionals met in Trieste to discuss future developments for the dialogue game Decide and other such dialogue activities.

Local/national conference 30 June 2010 - 5 July 2010

The next Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF2010) will take place in Torino, Italy, on 2-7 July 2010, under the slogan “Passion for Science”. It will be a unique opportunity to meet and discuss important issues in which science and technology play a central role.

News 11 August 2009

The Pilots project today launched its European survey on the status, the roles, the activities and the training needs of explainers. As part of the Pilots project, Ecsite and the project consortium are gathering data in order to produce research on these areas.

News 11 August 2009

Ecsite has now launched a survey on interactive exhibits – Visit the website and submit your exhibits!

We are looking for your most successful, interesting and inspiring exhibits. Whether an immersive experience or a simple game,  we want to hear about it. You can submit as many exhibits as you like in the survey.  Ecsite will gather the entries and identify the exhibits that would best fit in the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France.

News 27 May 2009

Starting from June 2009, Ecsite will coordinate the EU project OpenScienceResources: Towards the development of a Shared Digital Repository for Formal and Informal Science Education. The aim of the project is to make digital collections in European science museums and science centres easier and more attractive to use in a variety of learning occasions.

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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 #70, January 2021

IN DEPTH: Who's ready for some good news? by Alexandra Canet 

LOOKOUT: Telling the whole story with Andrew Whittington-Davis

PORTFOLIO: New exhibitions by Emily Cronin

COLUMN: Aspirations for 2021 by Herbert Münder

COLUMN: Spokes is evolving by Maria Xanthoudaki

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