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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 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.

News 8 October 2019
Krakow Technology Park

SISCODE has approximately 17 partners across 13 EU countries. It is a wide and varied project with many partners having their own specific focus. It is a project that has a system of 10 city labs who are all practising co-creation in different settings to provide the project with a better understanding of the drivers and barriers of co-creation. There are also other partners focusing their attention more towards bridging the gap between co-creation and policymaking. It might be difficult to keep up, so we have decided to kick off a View from the Partners.

Calls 8 October 2019
Ecsite is looking for two interns to join the team in 2020

Would you like to learn how EU-funded projects work and get first-hand experience with international communication strategies and campaigns? Apply by 3 November [extended deadline: Friday 22 November]

Calls 8 October 2019
Ecsite is looking for two interns to join the team in 2020

Take part in the Ecsite Conference, assist in the making of the Spokes magazine and get a glimpse of the Brussels EU-scene. Apply by 3 November

[extended deadline: Friday 22 November]

News 8 October 2019
#Ecsite2019 Business Bistro. Credit: Ecsite/Experimentarium. Photographer: David Trood

And get to thousands of science engagement professionals by hosting a booth at the 2020 Ecsite Business Bistro, on 11 - 13 June 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


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 #56, October 2019

IN DEPTH: We need better problems by C. Fenollosa and F. Kupper

PORTFOLIO: Beyond the job description by W. Gajewski

COLUMN: Sustainable development: opportunities for our organisations by A. Rokne

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