EMME Summer School 2017

The 3rd edition of the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School for Science Communication, EMME 2017, was hosted by Citta della Scienza in Naples, Italy, 10 -15 September. It attracted 30 participants from 11 countries; Cyprus (1), Egypt (2), Italy (5), Iran (4), Jordan (4),KSA (1), Kuwait (4), Libya (4), Palestine (2), Portugal (2), and Tunisia (1).

As usual, the rich program, aiming to foster future leaders of science centers and museums, featured theoretical talks, followed by practical case studies and workshops, tackling the diverse aspects of managing science centers and museums. Daily topics covered Planning for Growth—Philosophy, Strategy, and Budgets; the People in Your Ecosystem—HR and Public Programs; Channeling Science Centers through Marketing, Communication, and Fundraising; Your Building and Exhibits—Management and Maintenance; Explainers, Volunteers, and Educational Programs.

According to evaluation results, participants found the quality of the training process (content, methods, materials, balance, and delivery on goals), as well as organization, usefulness, and benefits all very satisfactory. They appreciated the different topics discussed and presented; interaction between them and with speakers was highly appreciated.

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Special Thanks

We would like to thank Universciences Partenaires, one of the EMME Summer School Active Partners, for their continuous support of NAMES in the form of 5 grants to aspiring science center professionals from the NAMES region to benefit from EMME; this edition’s grantees came from Egypt, KSA, Palestine, and Tunisia.