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Share, initiate and learn - citizen science in Europe

Help us record the european network of Citizen Science

Be part of it! We want to explore existing networks of citizen science. With your help, we want to make the first comprehensive survey of the diverse players in the field of citizen science. Please participate in compiling existing actors and institutions and their networks and show that you are part of it.  We need…
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Multi-level platform engagement & community-building plan

Engagement and community-building are central to EU-Citizen.Science’s core mission: to bring together people interested (or potentially interested) in citizen science, while providing a common understanding of the field. A key early task was to identify our key target audiences – and propose strategies to engage with them. After mapping our target audiences, Deliverable 2.2 provides…
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A brief chat with… Dr Henk Mulder

After our article about the status of citizen science in Lithuania, we decided to take a tour of Europe and invite our Advisory Board members to tell us about themselves and their career in citizen science. We start with Dr Henk Mulder from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Henk, when…
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Polluted City Landscape

Air pollution and Citizen Science

In the second edition of our newsletter, we decided to tackle an issue that is often studied in Citizen Science projects: Pollution. We spoke to Gary Fuller, air pollution scientist at King’s College London, writer for the Guardian and author of the book The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution – and…
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First periodic project meeting held in Vilnius

Members of the EU-Citizen.Science consortium met in Vilnius, Lithuania, in September for the first periodic project meeting. Held at the Vilnius Tech Park, a beautiful ‘tech campus’ beside the Neris river, it was a chance to share updates on how the eight work packages are progressing, and to plan the next steps together. “It’s always…
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Stakeholders, Network and Community Mapping Report

A key ingredient for ensuring a successful project is of course to first understand who your stakeholders are, who is supportive and influential in your sucess, and what their needs are. Our first deliverable within the second work package – which is where we build the EU-Citizen.Science platform – has thus been to undergo a…
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Zoom in on the status of citizen science in Lithuania

As project partners are getting ready for their next meeting (this time in Vilnius), we decided to put the light on the field of citizen science in Lithuania by interviewing our local hosts, Eglė Ramanauskaitė (Human Computation Institute) and Monika Mačiulienė (Mykolas Romeris University, MRU). Eglė and Monika, how did you get involved in citizen…
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EU-Citizen.Science needs your input on citizen science training needs

We are currently building a global citizen science platform to share knowledge and best practice that will also feature custom-made training modules that address the needs of the community. To do so, we need your help with compiling existing citizen science training resources for ‘how to do citizen science’ as well as general tools, guidelines…
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COST-Action-workshop

EU-Citizen.Science and Citizen Science Cost Action CA15212 joint workshop: Co-creating the EU platform for citizen science

On 10-11 April, the European Citizen Science Association – ECSA, (leading the creation of the European platform for citizen science) and Museum für Naturkunde – MfN, (the coordinator of the EU-Citizen.Science project) organised a 24 hour long workshop in Brussels to imagine the European citizen science platform of the future that our project aims to…
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KickOffEuCitizenScience

EU-Citizen.Science was officially kicked-off!

On 20-21 February, the project partners of EU-Citizen.Science met at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin for the project’s kick-off meeting. Hosted by the coordinator of the project, this meeting brought together all the key actors of EU-Citizen.Science in order to discuss the development of this new Horizon2020 project and the creation of the Platform…
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