Societal impact is increasingly central to scientific research. How does new knowledge contribute to solving major issues in society? And how can we gain knowledge that is actually beneficial for society? Scientists are motivated to put their knowledge into practice, which requires a deeper understanding of that same society. Cooperation is essential.
Citizen science strives for a deepened cooperation between scientists and stakeholders from society, in order to achieve that better understanding of societal challenges and the development of solutions that may be implemented in a sustainable way.
During the Citizen Science Symposium, which will be held on Thursday 12 May, we will dive deeper into what it takes to establish a long-lasting and fruitful cooperation between science and society.
During the morning session, which aims at staff and students from the University of Twente, a short introduction to Citizen Science at the UT will be presented, and various project teams will share their initiatives (past, current or future), and lessons learned.
In the afternoon session, which is open for everyone to join, various keynotes, presentations and panel discussions will be held on a variety of themes related to citizen science, for instance, education, developing and evaluating citizen science programmes, and community building. This session is in particular interesting for staff and students of knowledge institutions who are interested in citizen science, policymakers involved in citizen engagement, and affiliates of all sorts of organisations that are involved in finding sustainable solutions to societal challenges.
This event will be held in English.
As we do find it important that anyone can join, taking part in this event is free of cost. However, registering your attendance is required so we can carefully prepare all that is required.
If you would like to receive more information on the Citizen Science Conference, please leave your name and email address below, and we will send you more information when the programme is finalised.
The Citizen Science Conference is made possible with the support of the INCENTIVE Citizen Science Hubs project.
INCENTIVE is a cross-national 3-year long programme that aims to demonstrate the potential of citizen science through the co-creation, establishment and assessment of Citizen Science Hubs (CSH) in four European Universities:
- University of Twente (the Netherlands)
- Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
By doing so, the project will accelerate the transition of these institutions to more inclusive, open and democratic innovation and scientific governance, under the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation. Moreover, the project seeks to deliver a legacy to European and international research institutes on how to create and operate their own CSH with the aim to secure a democratic and collaborative way of designing, implementing and monitoring scientific progress and technological growth.
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The INCENTIVE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 101005330.