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An award for the 2016 Ecsite Annual Conference

2016 Ecsite Annual Conference hosts receiving conference award

The Graz host team (children’s museum FRida & freD, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Science Center Netzwerk) of the Ecsite Conference 2016 “Colours of Cooperation” won the Congress Award from the City of Graz in the category… innovative and very special conference!

The Congress Award Graz recognizes event organizers from the fields of science, research, business and non-profit organisations, who have rendered outstanding services in the implementation of meetings and conferences as ambassadors of the city of Graz.

With these awards the city of Graz expresses its appreciation and gratitude towards conference organisers.

More about the award

Every year, a jury is constituted of five to seven members approved by the rectors of the four universities of Graz, namely Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Graz University of Technology, Medical University of Graz, University of Music and Performing Arts, the technical colleges of Graz, Academy of Sciences, schools of education, as well as the board of Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH., the board of department 8 for science and health of the Styrian provincial government and the Cultural Office in its role as promoter of science on behalf of the city of Graz. From all applicants, the jury nominates the award winners in the various categories.

Evaluation takes place essentially according to the following criteria:

  • Internationality of the event
  • Technical significance on either a national and/or international level
  • Number of overnight stays and indirect returns
  • Scale and number of participants
  • Impact in terms of image for Graz/social standing
  • Commercial relevance / turnover and budget
  • Regularly recurring event
  • Innovation, originality and initiative
  • Consideration of sustainability (“green meetings”) during organizing


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Science Center Netzwerk

ScienceCenter-Netzwerk is an Austrian association furthering the understanding of and curiosity for science and technology by means of interactive science centre activities. These aim to fascinate, to motivate thinking ahead and to enable a casual, light-hearted access to sciences and technology for all ages. We aim to make such science center activities more popular, to spread, encourage, improve and investigate them. We achieve this by supporting a network of actors in Austria.

FRida & freD - The Graz Children's Museum

FRida & freD is a place for all children. With our programmes, we hope to enable children to learn about the world’s diversity and to better understand its complexities. Along with the contents of our museum, we focus on making sure that the young people who visit us develop into confident and responsible citizens who interact carefully with their fellow human beings and their environment.