ACTION open call for Citizen Science projects. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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ACTION open call for Citizen Science projects. Don’t miss this opportunity!

ACTION project is looking for new and ongoing citizen science projects related to any form of pollution in Europe and worldwide. Successful applicants will receive €20,000 to help deliver a six-month citizen science pilot with the help of the ACTION team. 

ACTION aims to partner with new, emerging and established European citizen science initiatives to tackle pollution in various forms. By partnering with citizen science projects, we seek to co-design, implement and evaluate novel methodologies and resources to open citizen science processes further.

Besides the economic support, ACTION will offer a set of services, tailored to the needs of each citizen science project, including:

  • Intensive training on: project design, citizen engagement, data management and preservation, funding and sustainability;
  • Online mentoring during the pilot and beyond;
  • Tools and infrastructure to host projects and their data;
  • Tools and methods to facilitate participatory data collection and analysis;
  • Bespoke consultancy on a diverse set of citizen science challenges, including: data quality, data preservation, GDPR, research ethics, motivating participation, citizen empowerment, EDI (equality, diversity, inclusion), public engagement, and impact;
  • Promotion via news on the ACTION website and on social media, as well as presentation opportunities at the ACTION conference and other related events;
  • Peer learning and networking, facilitated through workshops and online tools
This call is for:
  • ongoing citizen science projects looking for support, financial and otherwise, to grow and become sustainable;
  • scientists seeking to resource a new citizen science project;
  • communities interested in co-designing research into pollution in any relevant discipline, from biodiversity and environmental sciences to astronomy and the humanities;
  • organisations in the public, private and third sectors exploring the use of citizen science in their work.

More info on the call webpage

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (12 PM Brussels time)