D4.4 Policy recommendations based on CS Track results
CS Track is a research and innovation project funded by the European Commission under the Science with and for Society (SwafS) programme. It began in December 2019 and brought together 9 partners from 7 countries in an effort to gather and share information about citizen science activities. It observed and carried out analyses on a significant number of different citizen science activities in order to increase knowledge about what makes such activities successful. Furthermore, it shared this knowledge with the wider citizen science community through publications, events, and other means.
This deliverable presents policy recommendations based on the research conducted in the CS Track project. The construction of the policy recommendations involved a threephase collaborative and qualitative decision-making process, which represents our research-based understanding of the current needs for policy recommendations in citizen science. There are seven chapters in this deliverable: introduction, theoretical background, empirical backgrounds, limitations, analysis and selection of priorities, policy recommendations and discussion. References made in the text can be found at the end of the deliverable.