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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
Report
Photo by The Climate Reality Project on Unsplash
Spokes resource
January 2022 - 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: 24 January 2022
Keywords:
calls, conferences, courses, international
Practical guide or toolkit
Image of the Webb Space Telescope on an Ariane 5. Copyright ESA/ D. Ducros
Spokes resource
November 2021 - In the last months ESA has produced a wide range of resources that can be used by museums and science centres in supporting their activities to discover, promote and organise events on this next mission.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
ESA, webb, jwst, james webb space telescope, launch, nasa, csa
Video
GRACE final webinar: Public Engagement from the Research Funders' perspective
Spokes resource
November 2021 - Public engagement is emerging – alongside other RRI dimensions – as a key component in how research funding organisations are working to ensure that research is societally relevant and impactful: an explicit evaluation criterion in the awarding of research funding, or included as a requirement for qualitative research, or incentivised through other schemes and awards.
Keywords:
public engagement, Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI, open science
Video
GRACE final webinars: Making the case for Public Engagement
Spokes resource
November 2021 - Public engagement is a foundational key of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), having a crucial role to play in the establishment of bonds between science and society based on trust, two-way dialogue, and long-term thinking. This webinar, organised as part of the GRACE project's final webinar series, asked how value is created and demonstrated at different levels for a strong case for public engagement.
Keywords:
public engagement, Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI, open science
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

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