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News 6 May 2013

The European Space Agency will support the Space Group to develop events, educational activities and exhibits for Science Centres and Museums related to the Rosetta mission. A “Rosetta kit” will enable the Ecsite members to take part in a campaign related to this most exciting on-going space mission, which will lead to a lander to be released onto a comet surface and retrieve crucial information on the origins of the solar system.

The first step will be to work with Science Centres and Museums in a collaborative way on the definition of these events, educational activities and exhibits.

News 25 April 2013

Training Program for leadership in science centres

The first Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School, Granada, 22-27 September 2013

Why the EMME Summer School?

The Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School for Science Communication (EMME Summer School) aims to set-up a Euro-Mediterranean program for science centres and any other organisation working for the public engagement in science, in order to reinforce their capacities, to strengthen dialogue and exchange, and to increase the community of players in the region.

News 24 April 2013

To promote the sharing of ideas, experiences, contacts, etc. several Ecsite LinkedIn groups have been created:

Traveling exhibitions: A place to discuss anything related to traveling exhibitions touring science centres and museums in Europe.

Social media: A group to discuss social media use and impact among science centres and museums.

Scicom Dreams: museums and science centres of the future: A group to share our wildest dreams for sciences centres and museums

**These three groups are sub-groups of the general Science centres and museums in Europe.

News 16 April 2013

Ecsite is helping Città della Scienza restart its activities by coordinating donations of exhibits. This is to facilitate Città’s accumulation of exhibit collections according to the hands-on tradition typical of science centres.

Attached below are step-by-step instructions on how to you can lend an exhibit to Città using the traveling exhibitions database for Europe, www.extrascience.eu.

Please read the instructions carefully as they will help make the loaning process smooth.

News 12 April 2013

The Ecsite Annual General Meeting happens every year in conjunction with the Ecsite Annual Conference – this year on 7 June 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Full members will vote for a new President as well as for trustees of the Board.

The 2013 presidential election is significant since it is the first time Ecsite has launched a call for this position. Ecsite’s Internal Regulations, which stipulate an open call for presidential candidates, had not yet been adopted at the time of the 2011 elections.

News 11 April 2013

Would you like to enhance your skillset in Science Communication by learning how to visualise complex concepts? Can you identify with making the best Chemistry education available totally free to hundreds of thousands of learners around the world? If so, apply for an internship with our non-profit Education programme “The Virtual School” [http://youtube.com/virtualschool].

News 4 April 2013

Space is vast, but on the 4th and 5th of June European Space Science Centres and Space Agencies will be nowhere else than in Gothenburg for two days of Pre-Conference workshops. Join the Space Group for a closer contact with Space professionals and Space news, programmes and discoveries. The Space Group will also offer opportunities for sharing experience, expertise, knowledge and tools.

This year’s Pre-Conference topic is: ARE YOU READY FOR ROSETTA ?

In November 2014, the European Space Agency spacecraft Rosetta will send a lander on the comet Churyumov – Gerasimenko.

News 4 April 2013

There’s a number of good reasons to book the Ecsite Nature Group preconference day this year. If you are interested in meeting like-minded colleagues who deal with issues related to nature, we invite you to join us in the Nature Group. The group brings together collegues working in Science Centres, Natural History museums, Botanic Gardens, Aquariums, Zoos and all those who work with nature-related topics. This year our programme is of great interest for those whose institutes are in the middle of change, or preparing to renew their museum or institute.

Local/national conference 28 May 2013 - 30 May 2013

For 22 years now, the EBN Congress has attracted international decision-makers, business frontrunners, innovation centres, incubator managers, business analysts and angels, investors, policy-makers, academics and role model in their respective sectors. This year, the EBN Congress will be hosted by NORIBIC (with the support of Irish BICS and in association with Invest Northern Ireland), The Northern Ireland Business & Innovation Centre and EBN in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

News 4 April 2013

Four weeks after arson destroyed Città della Scienza in Naples, Italy, an event was held 9 April 2013 at European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, to raise awareness among institutions and opinion leaders and declare a desire to reconstruct Città. The proceedings were packed with people – many of whom traveled from Italy to show support for Città.

Vice-President of Ecsite, Brigitte Coutant, Universcience, Paris, spoke briefly at the event to show support for Città on behalf of Ecsite.


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