fbpx News & magazine | Ecsite

News & magazine

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.

News & Publications

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.

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.

Pages

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 #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

And also: news from Ecsite members, good reads, jobs, project updates...

Stay tuned

Sign up to receive news about science engagement and Ecsite.

Sign up