Perspectives of Citizen Science in Lithuania

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Perspectives of Citizen Science in Lithuania

Mykolas Romeris University, Kaunas University of Technology and the Office of Ombudsman for Academic Ethics and Procedures of the Republic of Lithuania organise an open discussion on “Perspectives of Citizen Science in Lithuania” in cooperation with EU-Citizen.Science and Citizen Science COST Action CA15212 .

The new EU research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe, is still being developed, but the importance of openness in science is already established in preliminary guidelines. In this context, open science is not limited to freely available research data and open-access databases. Openness is also sought through collaboration – by expanding the audiences, developing new methods of research organisation and engaging the public in various forms. This is where the importance of citizen science becomes apparent.

The involvement of citizens in research activities is increasingly encouraged in the communication of the EU, but the debate in Lithuania is limited. The aim of this event is to present the concept of citizen science and to launch a discussion on how to open up the scientific processes in Lithuania by attracting citizens to participate in open science initiatives. During the event, citizen science experts from Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and Spain will share experiences, success stories, and recommendations.

Lithuanian science policy-makers, scientists and citizen science enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the event.

This event is free but registration is required due to the limited number of seats.

PROGRAMME
  14:30-15:00   Registration & Coffee  
15:00-17:00 Introduction Monika MAČIULIENĖ Mykolas Romeris university, EU-Citizen.Science  
Citizen Science: How ordinary people can contribute to science? Eglė Marija RAMANAUSKAITĖ Citizen Science Coordinator, Human Computation Institute, EU-Citizen.Science  
Ensuring the research ethics in engagement of citizens (in Lithuanian) Loreta TAUGINIENĖ, Ombudsman for Academic Ethics and Procedures of the Republic of Lithuania, MC representative in COST Action CA15212  
Citizen Science in EU and Germany Katrin VOHLAND EU-Citizen.Science, Museum für Naturkunde  
Citizen Science in Swedish schools Fredrik BROUNÉUS Vetenskap & Allmänhet  
Citizen Science Network in EU Marzia MAZZONETTO ECSA | European Citizen Science Association  
Citizen Science in Spain: Lessons from Spain Borja IZQUIERDO Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitivity  
17:00-18:00 Open discussion: How to open up the scientific processes in Lithuania by attracting citizens to participate in open science initiatives?  
Moderator: Eglė Butkevičienė (Kaunas technology university, MC representative in COST Action CA15212)  

For more information, please contact Monika Mačiulienė (maciuliene@mruni.eu).

You can also access this event’s information in Lithuanian here.