The ECSITE annual conference, People, Planet, Peace, which took place on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th in The Hague, has been a big event that has brought together professionals of the science communication field from all over the world and where sessions and panels to promote creativity, innovation, sustainability and equity –among others– have taken place. This year, ECSITE has also helped present some activities developed in the framework of the European project KiiCS, Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science.
At the early session on May 24th, four of the project coordinators described their experiences: Wiktor Gajewski (Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland); Luca Simeone (Fondazione IDIS-Città de la Scienza in Naples, Italy); Joseph Roche (Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland), and Núria Saladié (Science Communication Observatory, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona).
Once the presentations were over, a second and more participative part of the session started. Wiktor Gajewski introduced an activity that invited attendees to think about the implementation process of an idea until it becomes a product or service. After that, Núria Saladié presented another workshop to make participants discuss about the adjectives that an activity addressed to young adults (14-17 year old) should have. Through a converted card game, participants could debate about what makes an activity interesting for youngsters.
Here you can find some pictures of the session: