Join the online event on the 20th of November 2020

20 november | citizen science conference
Let’s go together: Shaping Citizen Science in The Netherlands

Let's go together 

We hereby cordially invite you to the Citizen Science conference, which takes place on 20 November 2020. By organising this event, it is UT's ambition to join forces with all those that are interested or involved in Citizen Science. Note: The event will be held in English. 

Strengthening ties between science, education and society is one of the major topics in University of Twente's new strategy Shaping2030. And there are many ways to do achieve this, with citizen science being one of them. The term citizen science refers to an equal basis for collaboration in tackling societal challenges using scientific methods.

Shaping Expert Group Citizen Science 

From the Shaping2030 strategy, six so-called Shaping Expert Groups have been formed: teams of experts from various fields that will boost developments within the organisation. They will be connecting initiatives, share knowledge within the organisation and support new projects to arise. 

You are invited

Dear students, researchers and employees at UT! We invite you to join the Shaping Expert Group Citizen Science kick-off: This online event (from 11 - 12 A.M.) is all about sharing the next steps, but we also need your input. 

Whether you're part of University of Twente or anyone outside UT: We offer an inspiring and interactive online programme (from 13-15 P.M.) meant for everyone who is interested in this topic. National and International keynote speakers will be giving a talk about Challenges and Impact with regard to Citizen Science. After these presentations we ask you to think along and participate in a live poll.

This afternoon programme is hosted by DesignLab - a collaborative ecosystem where science and society are connected by design.

Let's go together to make more impact with Citizen Science!

Launching UT's Citizen Science Hub

The University of Twente (UT) embraces Open Science, and Citizen Science as an important part of it. In doing so, we link to a growing movement in academia, where Citizens Science is gaining ground. An important part of UT's strategy is to build a Citizen Science Hub, to connect our knowledge and research community with the rest of the world. DesignLab functions as a sandbox environment for this, promoting interaction between researchers, students and end-users. The UT Citizen Science Hub will be launched during the conference.

Are you active in the field of Citizen Science, or are you curious to learn more about it? We would love to see you on November 20th. Save the date!Sabine Wildevuur, director of DesignLab and sponsoring director of UT's Strategic Expert Group (Citizen) Science



More information about the programme will be published on this website in the coming weeks.