Month: February 2020

Share, initiate and learn - citizen science in Europe

Report in training needs

The deliverable D5.1 Report in training needs combines four elements: a review of the socio-demographic context of citizen science, a literature review of learning in relation to citizen science, a community survey of training needs and a detailed analysis of a set of training resources. These four activities identified five distinct clusters of training needs/gaps:…
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Guidelines and Recommendations Based on a Range of Best Practices for Achieving Societal and Policy-Maker Engagement

The deliverable D4.1: Guidelines and Recommendations Based on a Range of Best Practices for Achieving Societal and Policy-Maker Engagement presents a list of recommendations for achieving engagement of society, including policymakers, with citizen science. Through the identification of existing projects and analysis of best practice, this report aims to establish a framework for improving engagement…
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Report on Policymaker Engagement and Awareness-Raising

The deliverable 4.2: Report on Policy Maker Engagement and Awareness-Raising offers guidelines and recommendations for raising awareness of citizen science activities and projects among a variety of stakeholders. Through the identification of existing projects and analysis of best practice, this report aims to establish a framework for increasing awareness in existing and new projects. A…
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We should be more sensitive to the mechanisms that affect Inclusion

Our journey in trying to understand the meaning of inclusion started with Emily Dawson and her call for a fight against exclusion and inequality in science engagement at large. For our second interview, we decided to narrow down our research to Citizen science in particular and asked Taru Peltola, Associate professor at the Finnish Environment…
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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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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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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

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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