Our vision is to foster creativity and critical thinking in European society, emboldening citizens to engage with science.
Ecsite’s mission is to inspire and empower science centres, museums and all organisations that engage people with science, and to promote their actions. The network gathers more than 350 organisations in Europe and world-wide.
The European network of science centres and museums, was created in 1990. Ecsite’s mission is to inspire and empower science centres, museums and all organisations that engage people with science, and to promote their actions.
Active in the field of science communication, our 320+ members are science centres, museums, research bodies, festivals, universities, planetariums, foundations and learned societies, companies, local authorities…
Ecsite members’ convening power draws more than 40 million citizens each year to science-related debates, exhibitions, workshops, events or platforms.
As a network, Ecsite catalyses its members’ collective strengths into a powerful voice, at the forefront of public engagement with science.
To service its members, Ecsite organises the largest professional science communication conference in Europe.
The association acts as a platform to:
- Shape the future of science engagement
- Watch trends, boost creativity and learn from each other
- Harness its members’ collective powers and catalyse social impact
- Collaborate at European level and worldwide