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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...

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Resources

Spokes collection
Soon, cashiers and ticket desks will be a thing of the past.
Spokes resource
September 2019 - What are the ingredients of an optimal visitor experience? From personnel to ticketing, cafés or green roofs, articles gathered here take you behind the scenes in the search for inspiring practice.
Keywords:
operations, human resources, HR, logistics, ticketing, visitor experience, management, personnel
Spokes collection
Examples of different styles of app signage
Spokes resource
September 2019 - A series of articles on all things digital: strategies, interactives, data analysis, apps, web...
Keywords:
Digital, media, data, app, web, online
Spokes collection
Commissioner Carlos Moedas holding the Lamy report at a press conference on 7 June 2018. © European Union, 2018.
Spokes resource
September 2019 - A corpus of articles about science policy and the governance of scientific research, as well as pieces interrogating the role of science engagement in policymaking and public affairs.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
policy, advocacy, politics, EU, governance
Website
RELx Resource Centre
Spokes resource
September 2019 - An interactive platform by RELX Group, Elsevier’s parent company, featuring multimedia content and research by scientific, legal and business experts.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
SDGs, tool, online platform, research, library
Practical guide or toolkit
COMPASS Conference Proceedings
Spokes resource
September 2019 - This publication contains accounts of experts inside and outside of museums addressing different aspects of using apps, and location-aware smartphones or similar devices to enrich the visitor experience.
Category:
Education & learning
Practical guide or toolkit
Science shops establishment guide
Spokes resource
September 2019 - This guide to establishing a Science Shop produced by the SciShops project looks at the main aspects of establishing and running a Science Shop, taking into account different types of organisational models of Science Shops.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science shop, Toolkit, H2020 project
Book or article
Invisible Women Book cover
Spokes resource
September 2019 - "The book is not only an eye-opener on how biased our society is. It is also a wonderful example of how to make data (and lots of it!) easily readable and understandable." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
good read, gender, society, data bias
Book or article
Iconic Brachiosaurus specimen at the Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin
September 2019 - Interviews published in Spokes #55, September 2019
Extending the discussion to scientific collections | Estimated reading time: 30 minutes (5 min per interview).
Keywords:
collections, colonialism, decolonising, heritage, museum, Spokes
Book or article
Staff of the AHHAA science centre, Tartu, Estonia
September 2019 - Feature article by Pilvi Kolk published in Spokes #55, September 2019
The science engagement field needs more professional personnel management | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes.
Keywords:
human resources, motivation, personnel, management, HR, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
JRC report: Understanding our political nature. Credit: Angelo Cordeschi and xamtiw © AdobeStock, 2019
Spokes resource
July 2019 - In July 2019, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, published the report “Understanding our Political Nature: how to put knowledge and reason at the heart of political decision making”.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
misinformation, Evidence-informed policymaking, decision making, JRC, Enligh
Practical guide or toolkit
KOBI Learning tool for the beginning readers
Spokes resource
July 2019 - Neuroscience meets design thinking. The result? An iOS/Android app that significantly helps children who experience reading difficulties like dyslexia.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
dyslexia, neuroscience, app, designthinking, whatdesigncando, neurodiversity, education
Book or article
Moon Landing exhibition at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo, Norway, 2019.
July 2019 - Portfolio published in Spokes #54, August 2019
A selection of 50th moon landing anniversary happenings
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
moon landing, Anniversary, Space, space science, Spokes

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