European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)
The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a membership organisation set up in 2014. Our main goals are to increase the democratisation of science, encourage the growth of citizen science in Europe, and support the participation of the general public in research processes across the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts. ECSA is open to individual and institutional membership and builds on its members’ vast expertise to achieve these goals.
ECSA sees citizen science as an open, inclusive approach. We support the exploration of how citizen science should be understood and practised, and help to shape different aspects of the citizen science movement, in Europe and around the world. Ultimately, we believe that this will lead to a better understanding of citizen science, and support the use of its outcomes in decision-making processes.
Our mission We make science and research open, accessible and valuable for everyone.
Our vision A world where people are empowered to make a positive change through science.