Resources

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
Ecsite amendments to Horizon Europe
Spokes resource

The European Commission released its proposal for the Horizon Europe (formerly known as FP9) on 7 June 2018. In response to this first proposal, Ecsite has prepared a list of amendments in line with our Position Paper.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
Horizon Europe, advocacy, Amendment, europe, FP9, EU
Practical guide or toolkit
Ecsite advocacy event at the European Parliament on 15 May 2018
Spokes resource

The European Commission is currently working on the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9), expected to launch on 1 January 2021 and to cover the period 2021-2027.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
FP9, advocacy, Toolkit
Practical guide or toolkit
Ecsite position on FP9 - cover
Spokes resource

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

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

Extra is the definitive online tool for Europe’s community of professionals working with travelling science exhibitions.

Category:
Topics in science
Report
SPARKS
Spokes resource

The current document's main objective is to conceptualise the knowledge acquired in the SPARKS project, in order to contribute to the development of a wider Responsible Research and Innovation governance framework across Europe. It presents the results of the empirical research undergone throughout the project with the purpose of measuring SPARKS outcomes. The learnings can be strapolated to other project on public Engagement and RRI.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#survey, #sparks, #rri, #Health, #exhibition, #Activities
Book or article
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Spokes resource

"This book is not a complaint about the poor state of the world, or a call to fight for the role of science: it is a calm, reassuring and uplifting view that makes us stronger in defending ourselves from the noise and distractions that seem to become louder every day." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director of Science Gallery International. June 2018.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
book, book review, good read
Report
Policy recommendations from the Sparks Project - Shaking up science and society relations
Spokes resource

This document puts forth five key policy recommendations from the Sparks project. European, national and regional policymakers are invited to reflect on how they can be integrated into policy and implemented on the ground. The recommendations were drafted by the Sparks consortium and validated by 150 participants of the project's final Forum.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
DIY science, policy recommendations, RRI, citizen science, museums
Report
Science Centre World Summit 2017 final report
Spokes resource

An organiser's report on #SCWS2017 that took place at Miraikan, Tokyo, on 15-17 November 2017.

Keywords:
scws2017
Book or article
2018 Ecsite Conference, Geneva, Switzerland © Ecsite / Natural History Museum of Geneva / Olivier Miche or Philippe Wagneur

Interviews published in Spokes #42, June 2018

Highlights from the 2018 Ecsite Conference that brought 1,182 science engagement professionals to Geneva on 7-9 June | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes (2-3 min per interview)
Keywords:
#ecsite2018, Ecsite Conference, Spokes
Book or article
Young people and caregivers play and learn together at the Exploratorium

Feature article by Bronwyn Bevan published in Spokes #42, June 2018

We need to disrupt historical patterns of exclusion in STEM and recognise the positive social futures communities seek to build, argues Bevan | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
learning ecosystems, inclusion, STEM, life-long learning, Spokes
Book or article
Prediction — “seeing” the future state from the present (McBean, 2016)

Feature article by Gordon McBean published in Spokes #41, May 2018

International science policy is changing - what does it mean for science engagement? | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
policy, science governance, International Council for Science, humanities, #SDGs, Agenda 2030, Spokes

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