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...

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Resources

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
Book or article
Airplane condensation trails in the Brussels sky - which "chemtrail" conspiracy theorists claim to be chemical substances governments spray to keep populations subdued. Photo Antonio Gomes da Costa

Feature article by António Gomes da Costa published in Spokes #27, February 2017

We need to help citizens grasp the difference between authority-based and science-based validation, argues Gomes da Costa (and much more) | Estimated reading time: 29 minutes
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
post-truth, post-fact, worldview, science, process, Spokes
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. Full and Associate members and their staff can also book tickets via the Ecsite Move platform. 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
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
Book or article
Rewilding fountains in Aahrus

Interviews published in Spokes #41, May 2018

Inspirational case studies for upcoming #EUGreenWeek | Estimated reading time: 18 minutes (3-5 min per interview)
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
#EUGreenWeek, cities, sustainability, Spokes
Catan game picture from gamesresearchnetwork.org
Spokes resource

Sam Illingworth and Paul Wake released in 2018 a scenario for the board game Catan® with special rules and tokens to raise awareness of and generate debates about global warming.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Board game, Catan, global warming
Practical guide or toolkit
PROSO Toolkit on Engaging society for RRI cover
Spokes resource

The PROSO project released in February 2018 a toolkit on Promoting societal engagement in Research and Innovation.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
PROSO, Society Engagement, RRI, Horizon 2020
Report
Report on fake news and online disinformation front page
Spokes resource

In March 2018, the high-level group of experts ("the HLEG") set up by the European Commission released its final report designed to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
EU Commission, Disinformation, fake news
Practical guide or toolkit
Measuring socially engaged practice toolkit 1st page
Spokes resource

In March 2018, the Museums Association (MA) published a toolkit for museums, produced by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund: Measuring socially engaged practice.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Museum association, socially engaged practice
Book or article
2017-2018 Attractions Management Handbook cover
Spokes resource

The 2017-2018 issue of the Attractions Management Handbook includes a science capital article by King & Seakins with four Ecsite members case studies (p. 72).

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
attractions management, case studies, ecsite members, science capital
Report
European Union report cover
Spokes resource

In February 2018, the European Commission released a report written by Professor Mazzucato about the future EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
european commission, research and innovation

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