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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

Book or article
Spokes resource
May 2014 - This keynote presentation was delivered by Ecsite Honorary Member Pr. Per-Edvin Persson at the Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres conference in May 2014. Persson conducted an extensive literature survey on the impact of science centres and their activities. He lists facts and figures from a wealth of sources that show beyond doubt that science centres enhance learning, enhance local prosperity and contribute to social development. A handy resource for anyone looking for robust evidence to prove value and impact.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact
Report
Spokes resource
May 2014 - The 2014 Ecsite Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in The Hague in May 2014.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Spokes resource
May 2014 - The Internal Regulations contain provisions which complement the Statutes of the Association. Amendments to the provisions of these Internal Regulations, including the abolition of the provisions, may only be made on the basis of a decision of the General Assembly. This version reflects changes made at the last Annual General Assembly on 23 May 2014 - see attached.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Book or article
Nottingham, UK: Students sharpen their science skills at 3-2-1-Ignition*, a science pop up shop located in a mall. Part of the PLACES project. © Ignite!
Spokes resource
May 2014 - Science is not the same for everyone. Science engagement professionals must think critically about why and how social exclusion happens and why it is so resilient. Feature article by Matteo Merzagora published in Spokes#3, Spring 2014
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
social inclusion
Book or article
Getting in tune with the world at Heureka, Vantaa, Finland. © Heureka
Spokes resource
May 2014 - Reporting on the ISCIS, a study providing robust evidence of science centres' impact through a comprehensive international dataset. A feature article by Falk, Dierking, Needham and Prendergast published in Spokes#3, Spring 2014
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
impact, evaluation, science ccentres, falk, dierking, ISCIS
Report
Spokes resource
May 2014 - This presentation was given at the Ecsite Annual General Meeting in The Hague in May 2014.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Report
Spokes resource
March 2014 - This 2014 Finnish study focused on examining the economic impact of museums. By Hannu Piekkola, Otto Suojanen & Arttu Vainio
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
museum, impact, economy, visitor, tourism, Finland
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
March 2014 - The project Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science (PLACES) resulted in EU-level blueprints for the European City of Scientific Culture.
The essence of a European City of Scientific Culture is that it supports science-informed strategies in cities involving society’s major drivers for economic growth, innovation and structural change. Read the Declaration.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
city of scientific culture, PLACES, science governance
Book or article
Spokes resource
March 2014 - The Mechelen Declaration was signed at the Science Center World Summit in Mechelen (Belgium) on 19 March 2014. It underlines science centres' changing role in engaging audiences with global challenges.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
position paper, Science Centre World Congress
Report
Spokes resource
January 2014 - The Center for the Future of Museums' annual forecasting report, from the American Alliance of Museums. 2014 trends: Social Entrepreneurship | Multisensory Experiences | Big Data | Privacy | The Sharing Economy | Robots
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
trends, museums, center for future of museums, strategy, foresight
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource
January 2014 - The European Space Agency has set up an exhibition on the Rosetta mission. This exhibition is freely available and usable by all Ecsite members. This exhibition may also complement the elements of the Campaign "Hook-up with Rosetta", designed by the Space Group. For the official ESA exhibition on Rosetta, you may find the links below.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
Space, Rosetta, ESA, Exhibition
Book or article
Spokes resource
January 2014 - A 2014 article by Andrea Wiggins and Kevin Crowston Published on "First Monday"
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
citizen science, cs

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