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News 3 August 2010

As part of an ongoing professionalisation process, Ecsite has been gradually working to improve its governance. In this context, the Board of Ecsite decided to review the statutes, particularly regarding the system of election of the President and the membership criteria.

News 15 June 2010

Our Annual Conference for science centres and museums, across Europe and worldwide, took place in Dortmund, Germany, 3rd-5th June 2010 and was hosted by DASA.

News 14 May 2010

The Pilots project fourth training workshop will take place at the DASA, Dortmund, Germany, June 1st – 2nd, before the opening of the Ecsite Annual Conference.

News 2 April 2010

Ecsite is the European network of science centres and museums with 400 institutional members. The common thread uniting these institutions is a commitment to public engagement, communicating science through accessible, interactive exhibits and programmes.

Local/national conference 2 November 2009 - 5 November 2009

“High Tech! High Touch!” What is the future of children museums? Are they going to turn into digital places or continue to give priority to traditional mediation?

From 3rd until 6th November 2009, la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, in partnership with the European association of children’s museums Hands On! Europe, hosts the 7th International Conference of Hands On! Europe.

Calls 1 April 2010

Ecsite, the European network of science centers and museums (www.ecsite.eu) is making available 15 subsidies (up to € 2 500 each) to promote local, city-based collaborative initiatives on dialogue and science engagement. 36 applications were submitted by local administrations, science centres and museums, associations, NGOs, institutions and individuals.

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.

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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 #55, September 2019

IN DEPTH: Lack of motivation? by P. Kolk

LOOKOUT: Decolonising the Museum 

PORTFOLIO: Newly opened by E. Cronin

COLUMN: You are the Conference's backbone by M. Myllykoski

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