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 position on FP9 - cover
Spokes resource
September 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
Ecsite amendments to Horizon Europe
Spokes resource
July 2018 - 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
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 advocacy event at the European Parliament on 15 May 2018
Spokes resource
April 2018 - 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
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
Ecsite's founding meeting, 9 January 1989
February 2019 - Interviews published in Spokes #49, February 2019
Five interviews to celebrate our achievements - and look ahead | Estimated reading time: 27 minutes (4-5 min per interview)
Keywords:
#Ecsite30, Anniversary, Spokes
Book or article
Rethinking innovation together: participatory workshop as part of Ecsite-led EU-funded Sparks project, May 2018, Brussels
February 2019 - Feature article by António Gomes da Costa published in Spokes #49, February 2019
Today’s deficit problem is not lacking knowledge, but lacking the capacity to challenge it, argues Gomes da Costa | Estimated reading time: 22 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Deficit model, science communication model, science engagement, ignorance, knowledge, Spokes
Report
TrendsWatch2018
Spokes resource
February 2019 - TrendsWatch 2018 presents four scenarios that illustrate challenges and opportunities that museums may face in coming decades.
Category:
Education & learning
Report
Spokes resource
January 2019 - As part of the SySTEM 2020 project, Science Gallery Dublin have led the work on creating a White Paper on existing non-formal and informal learning frameworks in Europe. Its purpose is to do a systematic literature review of the field and identify the gaps.
Category:
Education & learning
Book or article
Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium. Credits: Glasgow Science Centre, Martin Shields.
December 2018 - Feature article by Tim Baker published in Spokes #48, January 2019
Tips for museums and science centres | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes
Keywords:
ticket, pricing, strategy, sales process, Spokes
Book or article
Session "Empowering Growth and leadership" at the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference in Porto. © Ecsite / MHNC-UP / Ciência Viva Photographers: Daniel Espírito Santo / João Botas.
December 2018 - Feature article by Bronwyn Bevan - Audrey O'Connell - Sharon Ament - Ann Follin published in Spokes #48, January 2019
Gender equity in the workplace: moving forward | Estimated reading time: 15 minutes
Keywords:
gender equity, inclusion, professional development, career, science centres, science museums, Spokes

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