EU-Citizen.Science and Citizen Science Cost Action CA15212 co-organise a workshop to co-create the EU platform for citizen science
On 10-11 April, the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), which leads the creation of the European platform for citizen science, and Museum für Naturkunde (MfN), which is coordinating the EU-Citizen.Science project, organised a 24 hour long workshop in Brussels to imagine the EU citizen science platform of the future that the EU-Citizen.Science project aims to build within the next 3 years.
Held at Stickydot – an open community space for science engagement professionals – the “COST Action WG4 and EU-Citizen.Science workshop: co-creating the European Citizen Science platform of the future” counted on the expertise of various stakeholders coming from across Europe, as it brought together 19 citizen science specialists from 12 countries, and enabled them to exchange and brainstorm on their needs and assessments for the EU-Citizen.Science platform.
Over this two-day workshop, participants were notably asked to reflect on the status of citizen science in their own country in order to put forward people’s needs with regards to their use of the EU-Citizen.Science platform.
The feedback that was collected from the participants of this workshop and their expectations regarding the creation of the online platform are essential to ensure that the platform will have all the main features that future users will want to have access to. The purpose of this workshop was to see how our project can successfully bring every person interested in citizen science, from citizen scientists to teachers, students, journalists, entrepreneurs, and the general public throughout Europe to this EU platform dedicated to citizen science.
Other workshops will be organised in the coming weeks by ECSA to collect people’s feedback and a survey will also be available soon on our website, which will enable you to take part in the creation of the EU-Citizen.Science platform too.
Stay tuned and visit our website to have access to our survey and contribute to the co-creation of the EU-Citizen.Science platform!