Citizen Science Symposium 2019 (first Danish CS Symposium)


Citizen Science Netværket's logo combines different fields of science, including formal, social and natural sciences
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Aim of symposium
This interdisciplinary 1-day symposium aims to create debate about what citizen science means today and what it potentially can achieve in Denmark in the future. Citizen science in Denmark is more widespread than many realise. Citizen science does not only occur within for instance ecology, where it has been used for decades, but also within health and social sciences, cultural history, and other natural sciences. Likewise, citizen science is not limited to ‘the few’ interested in specific topics, it can also be used in education and as a tool to bring the public, society and science closer together.

This is the first Danish citizen science symposium and we would like to bring together the different stakeholders from across the various areas using citizen science in Denmark. A variety of perspectives will be discussed, and there will be opportunities for knowledge exchange among participants.

The symposium is for anyone with an interest in furthering the collaboration between the public and scientists through citizen science, for example participants, scientists, organisations, educators, decision-makers, anyone involved in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, NGOs, counties, ministries, libraries, public and private institutions, funders, etc.

The symposium will be held at Southern Denmark University in Odense, Auditorium O100. There will be the and coffee served during breaks, as well as lunch (free). It will be possible to join a networking dinner after the symposium (paid by participants on the day, directly at the venue). Unfortunately, we are unable to cover travel or accommodation, but attending the symposium itself is free of charge.

The symposium will be mainly in Danish, though keynotes and possibly a few of the presentations will be given in English.

There will be keynotes, paneldiscussions, presentations, workshops and time for networking – full programme later.

Registration is open to everyone and is free of charge.
Registration must be completed here:
Registration deadline is September 8th 2019, or when all spaces have been allocated (150 spaces in total)

Who can submit abstracts?
Anyone with experience in citizen science, in the widest sense of the term, in Denmark are encouraged to submit an abstract. It could be experiences, for example as project leader or organiser, as participant, as scientist or as practitioner. Our focus will be on presentations sharing experiences and knowledge from projects, and how we can increase and have better utilisation of our common citizen science knowledge base.

For further details, including details on abstract submission, please see

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:30
University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55
5230 Odense