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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 7 May 2012

PLACES is a four-year European project, started in June 2010, coordinated by Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums (www.ecsite.eu)

News 4 May 2012

The committee of PLACES researchers coordinated by PLACES partner Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, developed the PLACES Impact Assessment Toolkit to measure science communication initiatives and policies.

News 2 May 2012

The 5th Living Knowledge conference about Re-imagining Research Relationships – Co-creating Knowledge in a Democratic Society

The conference will be held in Gustav-Stresemann-Institut Bonn 10-12 May 2012.

News 19 April 2012

When discussing emotive topics such as energy research, important issues arise around honesty and trust. In this project we will trial two different approaches to these challenges.

News 12 April 2012

We invite you to book your hotel urgently for Ecsite 2012. Please note that special pre-reserved Ecsite hotel rates expired on 28 April and are no longer available.

Please book your hotel through the Toulouse tourist office:


Several important events are taking place in Toulouse during the same timeframe as the Ecsite Annual Conference (31 May – 2 June 2012).

News 7 April 2012

The current phase of special member rates for Annual Conference registration ends 18 May. Be aware that French VAT will be added to registration fees upon payment.

Other 25 August 2012 - 1 September 2012

Participate in the International Summer School “NANOTECHNOLOGY: from fundamental research to innovations”. Summer school will be held in one of the most picturesque places of Carpathians – Bukovel, Ukraine from August 26 to September 2, 2012.

Participation in the summer school opens the opportunity for young scientists to listen to a series of lectures on the fields of Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies.

Scientists of worldwide reputation will share their knowledge and experience in the format of lecture presentations.

News 29 March 2012

A series of policy briefs have been written during the preparation of Planet under Pressure conference. Specifically targeting policy makers in the Rio+20 process, they aim to give them access to the latest scientific thinking on sustainable development issues.

News 29 March 2012

Reflections on Planet Under Pressure: a major international conference focusing on solutions to the global sustainability challenge

By Michèle Antoine, Chair, Ecsite’s Nature Group

News 29 March 2012

Scientists issue first “State of the Planet” declaration at the world’s largest gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June. Download the full declaraction below.


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 #63, May 2020

IN DEPTH: Responding to the pandemic: a social justice perspective by Emily Dawson and Barbara Streicher

COLUMN: United for biodiversity by Anna Omedes

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