Month: February 2020

Share, initiate and learn - citizen science in Europe

Newsletter #3: Inclusion in Citizen Science

Our third newsletter is out! After our last issue on pollution, we chose to focus this third newsletter on a highly relevant topic for the science at large including citizen science: Inclusion. This topic being so broad and diverse, we decided that one article wouldn’t be enough to even start understanding what inclusion actually means and implies.…
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Issues with projects structured through a crusade logic. From: Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning - Zine Edition. Book by Emily Dawson / Zine by Sophie Wang

Are you reaching people beyond the typical white middle-class?

After addressing the issue of pollution in our second edition, we chose to focus our third newsletter on another relevant subject for the whole science engagement field and that goes even beyond: Inclusion. This topic being so broad and diverse, we decided that one article wouldn’t be enough to even start understanding what inclusion actually…
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D-NOSES new pilot in Kampala, Uganda

Reflections on inclusion in citizen science from some of the ongoing EU-funded projects

CitieS-Health We take inclusivity to encompass different aspects of the general problem we address in the CitieS_Health project, i.e. how residents’ health is affected by the pollution in their living environments. First inclusivity refers to the different disciplinary fields involved: environmental epidemiology, sociology, history, and ethics, among others. Second, it refers to the attention to…
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The two core user groups of the EU-Citizen.Science Platform
The two core user groups of the EU-Citizen.Science Platform

Platform Functionality Requirements & Specification

At the end of 2019 we submitted one of our most important deliverables, which lays the foundations for the whole project – the ‘D2.3 Platform Functionality Requirements & Specification Report‘. In order to deliver on our ambition to build a valuable, accessible and sustainable platform and mutual learning space for citizen science practitioners across Europe, we took the…
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D-NOSES new pilot in Kampala, Uganda
D-NOSES new pilot in Kampala, Uganda

D-NOSES Project Update

It is a sad fact that the populations that need intervention the most, tend to be the most difficult reach and help. In creating the International Odour Observatory, the D-NOSES project is working to fill up the gap in odour governance across the globe and not just Europe. There is a pilot already underway in…
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The Budapest co-design workshop, January 2020

MICS Update

MICS’s focus in the last few months has been on developing a framework for measuring the impact of citizen science.  A report detailing impact-assessment methods adapted to citizen science will be available on the MICS website in April.  MICS has also been working to establish three case-study sites through a co-design methodology; in particular, GEONARDO…
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Six new CS projects joining ACTION

On 31 October, the first Open Call of ACTION project closed: we received 117 proposals for new CS projects dedicated to pollution as a main topic. Now, the six projects that have been selected are ready to kick-off in a dedicated 3-day event starting on February the 17th and hosted by the Leibniz Institute for…
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REINFORCE

Bridging the knowledge gap between Science and Society REINFORCE (Research Infrastructures FOR citizens in Europe) brings together 11 partners coordinated by the European Gravitational Observatory with the aim of creating a series of cutting-edge citizen science projects on frontier Physics research. The research domains that will be developed will be Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Neutrino Astronomy,…
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CS-Track

CS Track

The aim of CS Track is to broaden our knowledge about Citizen Science and the impact Citizen Science activities can have on individual citizens, organisations, and society at large. CS Track will investigate a large and diverse set of Citizen Science activities, gathering data from the web, carrying out interviews with key participants and by…
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CoAct

CoAct

CoAct (Co-designing Citizen Social Science for Collective Action) proposes a radically new approach to face four “wicked” social global issues by engaging vulnerable citizens acting as co-researchers. The approach represents a new understanding of the underexplored field of Citizen Social Science, understood here as participatory research co-designed and directly driven by citizen groups sharing a…
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