Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Hungary – 13 Sep 2022

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE university) was the site of the second day of the visit, at the natural science faculty. The university has about 4000 students and 400 PhD students in their science faculty. This is one of the main universities in Hungary. The post from day one is available here. The Science building of … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Hungary – 13 Sep 2022

Thematic session on access to information (UNECE Aarhus convention – working group of parties)

UN Geneva Peacock These notes are from a session which is part of the working group meeting of the parties of the Aarhus Convention on 22 June 2022. It's only part of the meeting, which the full details of can be found on the UNECE site. The thematic session on access to information focused on … Continue reading Thematic session on access to information (UNECE Aarhus convention – working group of parties)

Conference notes: Engaging Citizen Science – Aarhus. Keynote Heidi Ballard

The Engaging Citizen Science conference is organised by the Danish citizen science network and took place at Aarhus University (25-26 April). The conference started with a keynote by Heidi Ballard, UC Davis. Gitte Kragh starting the conference Challanges Heidi Ballard - engaging communities. Multiple crises: Covid-19, climate change, racial injustice, refugee crisis. Young people feel … Continue reading Conference notes: Engaging Citizen Science – Aarhus. Keynote Heidi Ballard

Citizen Science & SDG, Berlin 14-15 Oct – a hybrid conference

The Citizen Science and Sustainable Development Goals (or in its full name "Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs" was held on 14 and 15 October 2020 as a hybrid conference in Berlin and online, using the Hopin platform. I attended the conference in person, as I was … Continue reading Citizen Science & SDG, Berlin 14-15 Oct – a hybrid conference

Citizen Science & Post-Normal Science zones

The Post-Normal Science 5 symposium moved, like many other scientific meetings this year, to an online meeting. If you haven't come across the term, it is worth looking into - post-normal science (PNS) is, for me, one of the foundations for how citizen science can be integrated into policy processes. PNS is a conceptual framework … Continue reading Citizen Science & Post-Normal Science zones

Investigating the potential of citizen science for effective radon measurement and mitigation

This is a recording of a seminar from early September, which was part of the a session that organised by the Social science and Humanities in ionising radiation Research (SHARE) in their RICOMET 2020 conference. Radon, which is a radioactive gas and that under some condition can accumulate in houses (and especially basements) and is … Continue reading Investigating the potential of citizen science for effective radon measurement and mitigation

Reflections on ECSA 2020 conference

In early February 2019, Lucy Robinson, the then vice-chair of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) asked me to join the conference organising committee on behalf of the ECSA board. The journey finished last Friday afternoon, with the end of the side events of the conference - as always, a long journey, made longer due … Continue reading Reflections on ECSA 2020 conference

EU Research & Innovation Days 2019 – reflections

The previous post is more of a summary of the conference, but this one is aimed at capturing my reflections from these three days of (fairly high level) science event. This wasn't a typical event, and it somewhat felt like Carlos Moedas (the leaving commissioner) farewell action as a commissioner, to get the research community that … Continue reading EU Research & Innovation Days 2019 – reflections

European Research & Innovation Days 2019

Between 24-26 September, the European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation run an event in Brussels, titled "European Research and Innovation Days". This was a large scale event, with about 3900 participants, which served several purposes. With Horizon 2020 approaching to its end and Horizon Europe starting in about a year an a half, it … Continue reading European Research & Innovation Days 2019