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

Book or article
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World
Spokes resource
July 2018 - This book does an excellent job at explaining in simple terms everything you need to know around blockchain. Review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director of Science Gallery International. October 2018.
Category:
Topics in science
Report
SPARKS
Spokes resource
June 2018 - The current document's main objective is to conceptualise the knowledge acquired in the SPARKS project, in order to contribute to the development of a wider Responsible Research and Innovation governance framework across Europe. It presents the results of the empirical research undergone throughout the project with the purpose of measuring SPARKS outcomes. The learnings can be strapolated to other project on public Engagement and RRI.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#survey, #sparks, #rri, #Health, #exhibition, #Activities
Book or article
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Spokes resource
June 2018 - "This book is not a complaint about the poor state of the world, or a call to fight for the role of science: it is a calm, reassuring and uplifting view that makes us stronger in defending ourselves from the noise and distractions that seem to become louder every day." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director of Science Gallery International. June 2018.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
book, book review, good read
Book or article
2018 Ecsite Conference, Geneva, Switzerland © Ecsite / Natural History Museum of Geneva / Olivier Miche or Philippe Wagneur
June 2018 - Interviews published in Spokes #42, June 2018
Highlights from the 2018 Ecsite Conference that brought 1,182 science engagement professionals to Geneva on 7-9 June | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes (2-3 min per interview)
Keywords:
#ecsite2018, Ecsite Conference, Spokes
Book or article
Young people and caregivers play and learn together at the Exploratorium
June 2018 - Feature article by Bronwyn Bevan published in Spokes #42, June 2018
We need to disrupt historical patterns of exclusion in STEM and recognise the positive social futures communities seek to build, argues Bevan | Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
learning ecosystems, inclusion, STEM, life-long learning, Spokes
Report
Policy recommendations from the Sparks Project - Shaking up science and society relations
Spokes resource
June 2018 - This document puts forth five key policy recommendations from the Sparks project. European, national and regional policymakers are invited to reflect on how they can be integrated into policy and implemented on the ground. The recommendations were drafted by the Sparks consortium and validated by 150 participants of the project's final Forum.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
DIY science, policy recommendations, RRI, citizen science, museums
Report
Science Centre World Summit 2017 final report
Spokes resource
June 2018 - An organiser's report on #SCWS2017 that took place at Miraikan, Tokyo, on 15-17 November 2017.
Keywords:
scws2017
Book or article
Prediction — “seeing” the future state from the present (McBean, 2016)
May 2018 - 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
May 2018 - 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
April 2018 - 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
April 2018 - 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
April 2018 - 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

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