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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...

Feel free to submit resources for this section. Send all relevant materials with a short explanation about the contents to: info@ecsite.eu

Resources

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
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
Book or article
Spokes resource
October 2021 - How do you present when nobody has to listen to you? Emotionally engaging presentations are hard to ignore. Read Paul McCrory's new book - also available as a free access text until the end of October 2021.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
hook your audience, engaging audiences, educational presentations
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
October 2021 - An academic writing group composed of museum staff has created a handbook to encourage and aid museum professionals in extending their communication skills so that they may convey their work in academic writing and take ownership of how their field is portrayed in the published literature.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
academic writing, museum communicators, h2020, Quest
Report
Photo by The Climate Reality Project on Unsplash
Spokes resource
October 2021 - Each month, Ecsite lists upcoming international conferences, webinars, calls for papers and courses in science engagement. Send your event's information to communications@ecsite.eu if you want to appear in this selection. Last updated: 12 October 2021
Keywords:
calls, conferences, courses, international
Book or article
Spokes resource
September 2021 - Based on the SISCODE experimentation, this book presents a critical analysis of the co-design processes activated in 10 cocreation laboratories addressing societal challenges across Europe.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
co-creation
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
September 2021 - Check out this handy guide, full of tips and tricks on submitting a successful session proposal for the 2022 Ecsite Conference
Keywords:
#Ecsite2022, call for proposals
Report
Spokes resource
September 2021 - The Ecsite Space Group members met again online on the 18th, 22nd and 23rd June. In the pick moment we were 37 participants around the globe. The participants got the chance to catch up informally, share their projects and hear about the current and upcoming activities of the European Space Agency.
Keywords:
#ecsitespace #esa

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