Author: Lucie Steigleder

Share, initiate and learn - citizen science in Europe

Visualisation of the Covid-19

Citizen science resources related to the COVID19 pandemic

This is a selection of resources related to the current COVID19 pandemic. It contains links to citizen science and crowdsourcing projects that might be of interest to: citizens wanting to help tackle the virus researchers looking for support during interruptions to their fieldwork parents looking for ideas to support children who are homeschooling anyone looking…
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Citizen science Butterflies project

How citizen science is changing the face of research

Dorte Riemenschneider and Muki Haklay have recently been interviewed by Research Outreach to discuss the role of ECSA, the European Citizen Science Association, and how everyone can get involved in Citizen Science. With a special mention of our project! Have a look at the article Picture: CC BY 2.0.

Criteria and Rationale for Sharing and Selecting State of the art Citizen Science Resources

This deliverable (D3.1) “Framework report describing criteria and rationale for sharing and selecting state of the art citizen science resources” describes the set of criteria and actions for identifying good quality citizen science resources for the EU-Citizen.Science platform. It also explains the methodology of the criteria development process along with the challenges faced throughout. Finally, the…
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ECSA Conference Postponed

Due to the uncertainty of the current situation linked with the COVID19 outbreak, the 2020 ECSA conference in Trieste (Italy) (which was initially organised on 24-6 May) is now postponed to 6-8 September. Find more information on their conference website

People need to feel that they belong to science

For the last interview of our series about inclusion in citizen science, we wanted to know more about what’s happening outside of our continent. We travelled (virtually of course) to the West Coast of the USA to have a chat with Shara Fisler, founder of the Ocean Discovery Institute, an organisation specialised in citizen science…
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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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