ECSITE

The European Network for Science Centres & Museums is the only Europe-wide network that links science centres, museums, natural history museums, zoos, aquariums, universities, and research organisations in Europe. The common thread uniting these institutions is their commitment to public engagement, and communicating science through accessible and interactive exhibitions and programmes. Ecsite has 400 member institutions located in 30 European countries. It facilitates cooperation among Europe’s science centres and museums, establishing standards, sharing expertise, disseminating best practices, encouraging collaboration, and developing training programmes. Currently involved in seven Horizon 2020 projects, the organisation has extensive experience participating EU-funded projects. he 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 de las CIENCIAS is a third-party science centre and museum in Andalucia, Spain. PARQUE de las CIENCIAS is a consortium of national, regional, provincial, and local institutions, including regional ministries of education, science, innovation, environment; town Halls; the national research council; and the University of Granada. Located in Granada with an open-air surface area of 70,000m2, it was established in 1995 with the motto ‘a new kind of museum’. The PARQUE de las CIENCIAS has roughly 220 employees, and 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, and cinema.

In addition to this, in 2016 PARQUE de las CIENCIAS opened BioDomo, a space to understand the relationship between human beings and the environment where they live in, as well as the mechanisms facilitating life and the need to preserve them. It is an immersive space where the living creatures are the focus, but above all, it is a space dedicated to environmental education, species conservation and scientific research.
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SciCo (Science Communication) is a non-profit organisation focusing on scientific engagement and empowerment. Since 2008, SciCo has run numerous high-impact outreach activities including science festivals, online platforms and workshops, and has reached over 400,000 people internationally.

SciCo is made up of of scientists, academics, educators, artists, and people with an interest in everyday science. Our mission is to promote science communication, engage and empower students and citizens, strengthen the image of researchers and scientist in society, stimulate young people’s interest in science, and inform the public on scientific issues that affect their daily life.
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