Citizen Science Strategies in Europe preliminary findings from the pan-European Survey of Citizen Science Strategies and initiatives in Europe as part of a joint initiative of the COST ACTION 15212 and the JRC discussed in Cēsis, Latvia, June 4th 2019
Full catalogue of COST Action 151212 reports, some of which can be downloaded.
Context and Aim of the Workshop: This workshop was organised by the JRC work packages DigiTranScope, CSData and HUMAINT, in collaboration with the COST Action Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe. The workshop was the first event within this COST Action devoted to the interaction between machine learning and action learning in citizen science, and aimed to raise awareness about opportunities and issues emerging from this interrelation.
The main objectives of the training school were to prepare the trainees to understand the main aspects of spatial data quality, experience the pros and cons of the available tools to collect and edit OpenStreetMap (OSM) data (by using both image interpretation and in the field experience), use available tools to help identify data quality issues and errors in existing OSM data, and subsequently how to fix these problems and learn how to organize and structure OSM mapping events which supports the collection of high-quality data.
Summary and highlights of the workshop which took place on 12 and 13 November 2018 in Riga. Training needs and recommendations for projects with educational and scientific goals were discussed. https://www.cs-eu.net/events/internal/workshop-wg2-systematic-review-training-requirements-and-recommendations
Workshop Minutes of the WG 4 Meeting in Kaunas on the topic "Citizen Science & Social Innovations"
First Workshop in Romania, Iasi by WG 4 & WG 6 in March 2019 with the topic "Citizen Science and Gender".
Claudia Göbel proposes a framework of examination for how Citizen Science and other types of participatory research should form a more prominent part of the much needed cultural change in knowledge institutions. This is to complement the many reforms already underway in other areas of Open Science & Scholarship.
The objective of the STSM was to examine the alignment of the monitoring process of the project BiblioLab - Science in Action with an open framework for evaluating citizen science activities developed by the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI - Vienna, Austria), and to identify a set of indicators for articulating its impact assessment.
Our deliverables in WG4 – ‘Deliverable 1: Review on participants’ requirements for volunteering in CS projects (Task 1)’ and ‘Recommendations for CS project designs that address volunteer needs (Task 1)’ both with an emphasis on technologies.