ECSITE

The European Network for Science Centres & Museums, is the only Europe-wide network organization that links science centres and museums, natural history museums, zoos, aquariums, universities and research organizations in Europe as active members. The common thread uniting these institutions is a commitment to public engagement, communicating science through accessible, interactive exhibits and programmes. Ecsite counts 400 member institutions located in 30 different European countries. It facilitates co-operation among Europe’s science centres and museums – establishing standards, sharing expertise, disseminating best practice, encouraging collaboration and developing training programmes. The organization has extensive experience in projects funded by the European Commission, including several in a coordinating role. The network is the hub of European science communication professionals, and therefore a strong partner for dissemination of information. Ecsite has extensive experience in European projects; it is currently involved in 7 Horizon 2020 projects.
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PARQUE CIENCIAS is a third party, it is linked through its membership of ECSITE. The Parque de las Ciencias is a Consortium comprised by different national, regional, provincial, local institutions (Regional Ministries of Education, Science, Innovation, Environment, Town Hall, National research Council, University of Granada…). This allows it to formalise easily collaboration agreements with different stakeholders related or belonging to the institutions that configure the consortium. The Parque de las Ciencias is an Andalusia’s science centre and museum. Located in the city of Granada, it opened in 1995 under the motto A new kind of Museum. It occupies 70.000m2. The museum holds permanent and temporary exhibitions, a Planetarium, an Astronomical Observatory, an Astronomical Garden, educational facilities and a cultural gallery that includes several versatile and flexible spaces with different capacities ranging from 50 to 550 people, a café and restaurant, bookshop, library, cinemas, etc. In the museum complex, approximately 220 people are employed. In addition to this, in 2016 BioDomo was opened. The Biodomo is a window to life. Its main pillar is the biodiversity of the planet. It is a space to understand the relationships between human beings and the environment where they live, as well as the mechanisms facilitating life and the need to preserve it. It is an immersive place where the living creatures are the main characters, but above all, it is a space dedicated to environmental education, species conservation and scientific research. It is also an open-air museum
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SciCo (Science Communication) SciCo is a Non-Profit Organization which focuses on scientific engagement and empowerment. Since 2008, SciCo has run numerous high-impact outreach activities, including science festivals, online platforms and workshops, reaching over 400,000 people internationally.
SciCo consists of scientists, academics, educators, artists and people with an interest in everyday science. Our mission is to promote the communication of science, scientifically engage and empower students and citizens, strengthen the image of the researcher /scientist in society, stimulate the interest of young people for science and inform the public on scientific questions that concern them in their daily life.
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