Ecsite, the European Network for Science Centres and Museums

Ecsite, the European Network for Science Centres and Museums, is the only Europe-wide network organization that links science centres and museums, natural history museums, zoos, aquariums, universities and research organisations among its 350 active members. The common thread uniting these organisations is a commitment to public engagement: pursuing the vision of fostering creativity and critical thinking in European society and emboldening citizens to engage with science and technology issues. Ecsite facilitates cooperation among Europe’s science centres and museums – establishing standards, sharing expertise, disseminating best practice, encouraging collaboration and developing training programmes. It also strives to connect such institutions with schools, policy makers, local and global stakeholders.