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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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Issues with projects structured through a crusade logic. From: Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning - Zine Edition. Book by Emily Dawson / Zine by Sophie Wang

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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The two core user groups of the EU-Citizen.Science Platform
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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Would you call this a citizen science activity?

EU-Citizen.Science and the European Citizen Science Association are trying to develop short briefing that can be used by research funders, policy bodies, and scientists, to decide which activities, and under which conditions, should be considered to be citizen science. For this ambitious purpose, we would need your help. You can do so by filling out this survey. This…
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Workshop on ethical and legal issues around ICTs

EU-Citizen.Science will co-host a workshop in Berlin next March, with the title ‘Creating a citizens’ information pack on ethical and legal issues around ICTs: what should be included?’. The purpose of this event is to collect ideas from citizens and citizen scientists about the major problems they face in this field, and what is needed…
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Project success criteria and their relation to our stakeholder groups

Evaluation & impact framework

Evaluation is a central part of any project. Deliverable 7.1, the Evaluation & impact framework, written by Teresa Schaefer and Barbara Kieslinger from ZSI, will ensure that EU-Citizen.Science provides evidence of its impact according to a defined set of objectives. The evaluation framework serves two purposes, which can be broadly classified as formative and summative…
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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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Newsletter #2: Citizen Science, a valid asset in the fight against pollution

The second edition of the EU-Citizen.Science joint newsletter focuses on a “hot” topic that is often studied in Citizen Science projects: Pollution. Dr 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 How We…
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