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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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‘Reversed’ science café at the Copernicus science centre in Warsaw, Poland, as part of the Sparks project © Agata Steifer Copernicus Science Centre
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September 2019 - Explore a wide spectrum of participatory theories, practices and places, ranging from co-curated exhibitions to citizen-led research agendas, Responsible Research and Innovation, user-led innovation, citizen labs, hackathons or science cafés.
Keywords:
Participation, co-creation, consultation, citizens, #rri
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Maxi Ooh, MUSE'S under 5 space
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September 2019 - Design, exhibitions or architecture: ultimately, all the articles gathered here are about stories.
Keywords:
Exhibition, design, architecture, museography, art&science, storytelling
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Children playing a board game on urban diversity at the BiodiverCITY Exhibition of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
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September 2019 - What can science engagement organisations and professionals do to foster more sustainable futures? How do we work with SDGs, "wicked problems" and can we do in practice in our work environments and communities? The articles gathered here (re)-frame these questions and offer some answers.
Keywords:
sustainability, #SDGs, wicked problems, climate change, environment, green
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Anti-vaxxer protest in Melbourne, Australia, 14 September 2017. Pic by Alpha.
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September 2019 - Post-truth, misinformation, anti-science, fake news or fabricated 'controversies'... what do these trends mean for science engagement? Discover a body of articles tackling these complex questions.
Keywords:
post-truth, post-fact, misinformation, fake news, dialogue, controversy, alternative facts
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The Electrick Show, Pop-up Heureka
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September 2019 - A bundle of articles exploring face to face interactions in science engagement: festivals, science shows, explainers, dialogue events...
Keywords:
facilitation, explainers, public engagement, festivals, science shows, Events, programmes
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Module of artificial selection and the domestication of the dog. It highlights the wolf and shows its legacy hung over him.
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September 2019 - What are the powers and the politics of objects in science engagement? This is what the articles gathered here are exploring.
Keywords:
collections, objects, specimens, artefacts, museums, curators
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Laying the foundations of Heureka's new building - Photo by Jussi Helo
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September 2019 - Articles gathered here unpack the history, identity and role of science centres and museums and look ahead: how should they involve to keep serving the societies they are rooted in?
Keywords:
science centre, science museum, future, past, history, #Ecsite30, impact
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On the hunt for that special object that will encapsulate your museum experience at the Science Museum shop, London.
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September 2019 - A corpus of articles on branding, marketing, corporate partnerships and sponsorships.
Keywords:
marketing, branding, sponsorship, partnership, fundraising
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Museum professionals at the 2017 London Pride. Photo by Dan Vo (Twitter: @DanNouveau)
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September 2019 - How can science engagement be truly inclusive? Browse through articles that explore different paradigms of equity and inclusion, as well as pieces dealing with specific issues or audiences.
Keywords:
inclusion, exclusion, equity, gender, audiences, society, access, accessibility, women, girls, LGBTQ, refugees
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Soon, cashiers and ticket desks will be a thing of the past.
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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
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Examples of different styles of app signage
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September 2019 - A series of articles on all things digital: strategies, interactives, data analysis, apps, web...
Keywords:
Digital, media, data, app, web, online
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Commissioner Carlos Moedas holding the Lamy report at a press conference on 7 June 2018. © European Union, 2018.
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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

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