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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

Book or article
© Clément Debailleul Plus loin
October 2020 - Interviews published in Spokes #67, October 2020
Meet "New Magic", an artistic movement taking enigma and immersion in inspiring directions. | Estimated reading time: 17 minutes
Keywords:
magic, new magic, exhibitions, immersive, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
A collection of guidelines and  re-opening plans for science centres & museums
Spokes resource
May 2020 - A collection of re-opening plans, recommendations and guidelines from European countries lifting COVID-19 containment measures.
Keywords:
coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, tools, re-opening plan, strategy, resources, museums, science centres
Report
Spokes resource
May 2020 - A look into Ecsite's activities during 2019.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
annual report, ecsite, governance, advocacy, Anniversary
Practical guide or toolkit
Coronavirus ©Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
Spokes resource
March 2020 - Ecsite's selection of valuable links and resources you and your organisation can make use of during the coronavirus pandemic.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, tools, communication, resources, links, list, scicomm
Ecsite Open letter to R&I Commissioner M. Gabriel
Spokes resource
July 2019 - Ecsite sent this Open Letter to European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, in July 2019, as part of the discussion on the strategic plan of the 2021-2027 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe.
Category:
EU and governance
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
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
Report
Spokes resource
December 2020 - The Space Talks online series took place on the 27th November, 1-2 December 2020 and were attended by 39 participants. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with Ecsite Space Group members and welcome some new participants despite the physical distance imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It consisted of informal networking, projects showcase and news sharing session on some very exciting current and upcoming activities from the European Space Agency. It was an inspiring experience providing a good opportunity to reflect and connect.
Keywords:
#ecsitespace #esa
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
December 2020 - The newest section of CSCCE's Virtual Events Guidebook is a curated selection of resources about online event planning, facilitation, DEI considerations, and much more.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
virtual events, scicomm
YESTEM
Spokes resource
November 2020 - YESTEM, a 4-year Science Learning+ Partnership project funded by the American National Science Foundation and the British Wellcome Trust have just launched the Equity Compass. This tool has been developed from their research for supporting socially just practice in informal STEM learning. While informal STEM learning settings have a lot of potential to engage diverse communities, on the whole the sector does not have a diverse participation profile.
Equity
Spokes resource
November 2020 - A new framework tool, developed by the Equity@Ecsite group, is currently being piloted across Europe. Supported by the Ecsite Collaborative Grant for 2020, this pan-European project focuses on supporting organisations to take their next steps in re-examining and embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across all areas of science centre and museum work.

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