Citizen Science SDG Conference

Created Oct. 26, 2021, 12:21 a.m.
Updated Oct. 26, 2021, 12:21 a.m.

In October 2020, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) with many partners, supported by the European Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), held an international, hybrid conference in order to showcase, evaluate, and discuss the contribution of citizen science to frame and achieve the SDGs. The conference Knowledge for Change: A Decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in Support of the SDGs took place as an official event of Germany’s 2020 EU Council presidency. The conference brought together expertise from policy makers, institutional and citizen scientists, economists, NGOs and civil society to implement mechanisms and processes for the transition towards a more sustainable future.

Short film on the Conference and Declaration

YouTube playlist with all the recordings of the CS SDG Conference

The playlist includes the short film (linked above), the conference opening, recordings of the sessions, plenary talks, “Meet the Expert”-interviews, Declaring the Declaration, and part of the evening event.

The Conference programme

The Conference abstract volume

The flickr album with photos of the Conference

The Conference evaluation report

A Declaration including policy recommendations resulted from the conference: "Our world – our goals: citizen science for the Sustainable Development Goals". The Declaration acts as a voluntary commitment by all partners to define the roles, competences and concrete potentials of Citizen Science to advance the SDGs. It was formulated in an open and participatory process. The Declaration groups the various important contributions of citizen science to the SDGs in three central recommendations.

Publish information

Authors C Fabó Cartas; K G Mortega; S Voigt-Heucke;
Year of publication: 2020

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