Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 8 Nov 2022

The second day of the MLE visit to Berlin started with a focus on Plastic Pirates and the development of the project. The presentation was given by the PP team - Johaness, Valerie, Sarah, and Philip. The original initiative started during the EU presidency of Germany. This project is an example of the political interest … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 8 Nov 2022

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Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 7 Nov 2022 

The visit started with the Falling Walls Engage pitches and experiencing the effort of communicating and engaging with science across the world. Alan Irwing started the discussion about MLE in general and focused on the topic of this meeting - Scaling up Citizen Science. Anna Overbeck, from the ministry of education and research, pointed out … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 7 Nov 2022 

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

DITOs, Doing It TOgether Science – introductory video

The Doing It Together Science (DITOs) project is now in its 20th Month. It is a 3-year project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, that is aimed to increase awareness of and participation in citizen science across Europe and beyond. As such, it is focused on communication, coordination, and support of citizen science activities. Therefore, … Continue reading DITOs, Doing It TOgether Science – introductory video

Standards and Recommendations for Citizen Science (University of Zurich)

Following a short project that was headed by Daniel Wyler of the University of Zürich in collaboration with the League of European Research Universities, two draft documents aimed at universities and research funders were developed. The documents can be found here, and there is scope to comments and suggest changes for the next month on … Continue reading Standards and Recommendations for Citizen Science (University of Zurich)

Environmental Citizen Science overview and interview with Tom Wakeford

This short video (6 minutes) give an introduction to the findings from a recent report on environmental citizen science and discussion with Tom Wakeford (Coventry University) about core aspects of citizen science and its potential in terms of policy, especially when it relates to environmental issues. The report can be found on the European Commission website, and is … Continue reading Environmental Citizen Science overview and interview with Tom Wakeford

Citizens Observatories: Empowering European Society

A citizens observatory is a concept that evolved at EU policy circles, defining the combination of participatory community monitoring, technology and governance structures that are needed to monitor/observe/manage an environmental issue. About two years ago, the EU FP7 funded 5 citizens observatory projects covering areas from water management to biodiversity monitoring. A meeting at Brussels was … Continue reading Citizens Observatories: Empowering European Society