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News 10 January 2011

Grants for UK Companies

There is a UKTi Grant for UK companies particpating in the ECSITE Business Bistro. For more information contact directely Gerry Robinson from ALES-UK Telephone: 01905 360169 Fax: 01905 360172 Email: ales@alesuk.org Closing dates for applications 31 March 2011.

News 5 January 2011

Grundtvig and Comenius grants are available to attend the summer school “Discover Open Science Resources” which will take place in July 2011 in Crete.

News 16 December 2010

We are delighted to announce that on Dec. 2nd the proposal for a new Ecsite Thematic group : REV (Thematic Group for Research and Evaluation) was accepted by the Ecsite Board.

Holly Hasted and Anne Kahr are the ones that took the lead to follow up a conversation that began in Dortmund during the Ecsite 2010 Conference. It was a conversation about the need for a Thematic Group focussing on Evaluation and Research within the Ecsite Network.

The group will officially be launched during the Evaluation Pre-Conference Session in Warsaw.

News 14 December 2010

We are delighted to announce that on Dec. 2nd the proposal for REV (Thematic Group for Research and Evaluation) was accepted by the Ecsite Board. The idea for REV evolved during conversations at the Ecsite Conference in Dortmund about the need for a thematic group focussing on evaluation and research within the Ecsite Network.

The group will officially be launched during the Evaluation Pre-Conference Session in Warsaw 2011. In the spirit of evaluation, you are invited to respond to a quick survey about your needs and vision for the group.

News 8 December 2010

For those of you who are interested to attend the Pre Conference training of explainers and the main annual conference or the pre conference workshop on evaluation of exhibits and the main annual conference, the European Commission (EC) offers a grant opportunity in order to cover your fees.

News 23 November 2010

This year the call for proposals resulted in 150 potential sessions being submitted to our Annual Conference Programme Committee. This year the Session Ideas forum proved to be a useful tool in building session proposals, with around 40 topics posted and many lively discussions.

Local/national conference 1 December 2010 - 3 December 2010

The Directors’ Forum is an event for the directors of all Full Members of Ecsite to come together and tackle key questions in our field. Faced with an ever-changing society and economy, how do science centres and museums adapt to the challenges that these changes bring? Among the the Natural History Museum’s awe-inspiring 70 million specimens, we will look at the types of change that affect us, and the changes we make as an institution.

See the Directors’ Forum page for more details.

News 16 November 2010

In October at the Science Gallery in Dublin TWIST (Towards Women in Science and Technology) partners met to review the survey responses from over 100 institutions from across Europe and other countries along with other in-progress TWIST activities.

Local/national conference 18 November 2010 - 19 November 2010

Ecsite presents discussion games on migration at the IDEA conference

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) in cooperation with the Open Society Youth Initiative are organising a two-day conference on 19-20 November 2010 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

News 15 November 2010

In the last months, several new Decide kits have been developed and made available on the playdecide.eu website. Some are "classic" decide kits on new topics; others are innovative ways to transform the Decide format to address new audiences and create new dialogue and engagement opportunities.

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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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