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In this section you will find useful documents and information on science engagement in general, and Ecsite activities in particular. Browse through articles, toolkits, reports, websites...

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Resources

Report
Cover of the 2018 Ecsite Annual Report
Spokes resource
December 2018 - A glimpse of Ecsite's 2018 activities.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
annual report, ecsite, governance, advocacy
Website
PlayDecide cards on Animal testing
Spokes resource
July 2018 - PlayDecide is a card game for simple, respectful & fact-based group discussion.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
decide, game, FUND, Polka, rare diseases, dialogue, playdecide
Practical guide or toolkit
Ecsite position on FP9 - cover
Spokes resource
April 2018 - Ecsite released this position paper in April 2018, as part of the negotiations of the 2021-2027 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). It states that FP9 should push traditional boundaries and actively involve citizens in the science and innovation process.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
FP9, position paper, EU, policy
Practical guide or toolkit
User profile on the Ecsite website (member staff)
Spokes resource
July 2017 - Staff working for Ecsite member organisations can publish news and events in their organisation's names in the "Members share" section of the Ecsite website and exhibitions on EXTRA. Here is how to... and a quick visual guide.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
ecsite account, login, publish news, organisational profiles, groups, exhibitions
EXTRA
Spokes resource
June 2016 - Extra is the definitive online tool for Europe’s community of professionals working with travelling science exhibitions.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
travelling exhibition, touring exhibition, EXTRA, hire, loan
Website
RELx Resource Centre
Spokes resource
September 2019 - An interactive platform by RELX Group, Elsevier’s parent company, featuring multimedia content and research by scientific, legal and business experts.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
SDGs, tool, online platform, research, library
Practical guide or toolkit
COMPASS Conference Proceedings
Spokes resource
September 2019 - This publication contains accounts of experts inside and outside of museums addressing different aspects of using apps, and location-aware smartphones or similar devices to enrich the visitor experience.
Category:
Education & learning
Practical guide or toolkit
Science shops establishment guide
Spokes resource
September 2019 - This guide to establishing a Science Shop produced by the SciShops project looks at the main aspects of establishing and running a Science Shop, taking into account different types of organisational models of Science Shops.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science shop, Toolkit, H2020 project
Book or article
Invisible Women Book cover
Spokes resource
September 2019 - "The book is not only an eye-opener on how biased our society is. It is also a wonderful example of how to make data (and lots of it!) easily readable and understandable." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
good read, gender, society, data bias
Book or article
Iconic Brachiosaurus specimen at the Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin
September 2019 - Interviews published in Spokes #55, September 2019
Extending the discussion to scientific collections | Estimated reading time: 30 minutes (5 min per interview).
Keywords:
collections, colonialism, decolonising, heritage, museum, Spokes
Book or article
Staff of the AHHAA science centre, Tartu, Estonia
September 2019 - Feature article by Pilvi Kolk published in Spokes #55, September 2019
The science engagement field needs more professional personnel management | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes.
Keywords:
human resources, motivation, personnel, management, HR, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
JRC report: Understanding our political nature. Credit: Angelo Cordeschi and xamtiw © AdobeStock, 2019
Spokes resource
July 2019 - In July 2019, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, published the report “Understanding our Political Nature: how to put knowledge and reason at the heart of political decision making”.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
misinformation, Evidence-informed policymaking, decision making, JRC, Enligh

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