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News 27 May 2009

Starting from June 2009, Ecsite will coordinate the EU project OpenScienceResources: Towards the development of a Shared Digital Repository for Formal and Informal Science Education. The aim of the project is to make digital collections in European science museums and science centres easier and more attractive to use in a variety of learning occasions.

News 26 May 2009

1000 professionals in the field of science communication flocked to Milan’s Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci for the opening event of the Ecsite Annual Conference 2009.

Other 4 October 2009 - 5 October 2009

The Advanced Science Communication Training Course, organised by Ecsite for the COST office, was carried out successfully on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th October 2009.

News 21 May 2009

50 explainers took part in the second Pilots Training Workshop, June 2nd-3rd before the Ecsite Annual Conference, hosted by the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.

Local/national conference 21 June 2009 - 22 June 2009

The Science Communication Conference organised by the British Science Association and in partnership with the Wellcome Trust is taking place 22-23 June at Kings Place, central London. The 2009 Conference will be addressing the key issues facing science communicators today, bringing together those engaged in public engagement and is a fantastic opportunity to network, share ideas and good practice.

News 18 March 2009

Nature is becoming a priority as a scientific and societal topic as it covers issues of growing interest for our societies as biodiversity, evolution, climate change, sustainability and much more.

News 24 February 2009

On Wednesday, February 18th, Ecsite organised the conference “Science communicators advancing European knowledge society” at the European Parliament in Brussels.

News 13 November 2008

Through the Grundtvig programme, the European Commission provides funding to promote exchanges of experiences and the development of a European dimension in all sectors of adult education. The Ecsite Annual Conference is for one more year officially accredited as one of the training opportunities for individuals that are involved in adult education. If you are interested to attend either the Ecsite workshop on evaluation of exhibits or the workshop on explainers ‘Learning cultures’ and the main conference, all you need to is to apply for the Grant.

News 29 October 2008

Ecsite is currently working on a number of EU projects in a coordinating role. We are pleased to announce the kickoff of a new project, Pilots, which focuses on the role of the explainer in science centres and museums.

News 20 October 2008

The Ecsite Director’s Forum opened on Friday November 21st, welcoming a wide range of science centre and museum directors from across Europe. Our hosts this year are the Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe – Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias.

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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 #72, July 2021

LOOKOUT: In conversation with the keynotes with Ewine van Dishoeck, John Falk and Melati Wijsen

LOOKOUT: A tale of two ACPC Chairs with Mikko Myllykoski and Brad Irwin

LOOKOUT: Reflecting on our commitments with Amito Haarhuis, Camille Pisani, Colin Johnson and Lewis Hou

COLUMN: Quitting the rat race by Bruno Maquart

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