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News 8 December 2021

Five Horizon 2020 projects – SocKETs, MOSAIC, IRIS Smart Cities, COESO and FRANCIS – are coming together to share their latest activities, interventions and opportunities related to citizen engagement, co-creation and participatory processes through a quaterly newsletter: 'The Citizen Engagement Qu

News 6 December 2021

Schools need to re-invent themselves. But they don’t have to do it alone. For more than a year, the European project Schools As Living Labs, which we are a part of, has supported 50+ schools across Europe through its open schooling approach, supporting them in transforming into an open-educational space.

News 2 December 2021

The Annual Meeting was due to take place in Toulouse but Covid restrictions mean that the event will now be happening via zoom on 9 December.

Calls 1 December 2021

The call is open to Ecsite Full member organisations - deadline 31 January 2022.

News 19 November 2021

The University of Trento have a tenure track position available within the Sociology of Culture and Communication. Deadline 2 December.

Other 15 December 2021

Programme for Week 4

Jen Wong (Guerilla Science) will present a case study of engaging the public with space science through the ‘Intergalactic Travel Bureau’ an immersive theatrical experience, staged as part of mainstream public festivals and events. The presentation of Intergalactic Travel Bureau will be followed by a moderated audience Q+A.

Other 1 December 2021

Programme for Week 3

Keynote speakers in Session 3 include Professor Henk Hoekstra (Leiden University), and artist Thijs Biersteker (Woven Studio), who will present a case study of their artist-scientist collaboration to develop an installation to represent the behaviour of the mysterious and elusive dark matter. This will be followed by a moderated audience Q+A.

Other 17 November 2021

Programme for Week 1

Keynote speakers in Week 1 will represent both astronomy and the space and technology sector. Dr Kelly Blumenthal (Leiden University and the International Astronomical Union) will discuss strategic public engagement, and Dr Gaitee Hussein will discuss the European Space Agency’s upcoming missions and approaches to communicating cutting-edge space and technology research.

News 15 November 2021

ASDC is recruiting a new CEO to lead the organisation. Deadline is 3 December.


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 #73, October 2021

IN DEPTH: Engaging in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning by Alexandra Canet-Font

LOOKOUT: Catalysing organisational change

COLUMN: The Natural History Museum at COP26 by Brad Irwin

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