Workshop WG3: Recommendations for the development of (national) Citizen Science Strategies

Workshop WG3: Recommendations for the development of (national) Citizen Science Strategies


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Type: Working Group Meeting
Location: Vienna, AT
Date: 4th November, 2019
Duration: 1 day
Status: registration in progress
Contact: Daniel Dörler, Florian Heigl
Deadline for applications: 29th September, 2019


Continue and deepen work on the relationship between citizen science and policy; compare the different approaches throughout Europe with regard to strategies and platforms for Citizen Science.


Targets of this workshop are to

  1. Reflect scientifically on the outcomes of the questionnaire on Citizen Science strategies and policies, and link it to the overview of citizen science in Europe;
  2. Develop operational resources for future re-use;
  3. Formulate policy recommendations; and
  4. Decide on the finalization of this work within the COST Action, the publication of the results, and possible hand-over (e.g. to ECSA (EU-Citizen.Science); JRC,…).

The proposed agenda is there as follows:




Input (2-3 weeks before to all participants)



Welcome and introduction

Vize rector Christian Obinger (BOKU),
Katrin Vohland




Improved idea of the diversity and institutional development
of CS in Europe

Marina Manzoni,
Daniel Dörler and Florian Heigl (for the platform part)

Scientific outputs from survey as draft
Technical Report

Reflection and some fillings to finalize the report







Country Sheets

Marina Manzoni,
Daniel Dörler and Florian Heigl (for the platform part)

Draft country sheets (examples at least)

Reflection on structure and content, publication plan







Recommendations for the national and European policy makers for Citizen Science in Europe

Sven Schade,
Marina Manzoni,
Katrin Vohland

Draft recommendations gathered from
different reports

Reflection on relevance, coherence, and content of recommendations


Conclusion and next steps

Sven Schade
Katrin Vohland


Publication plan; roadmap until closure of the COST Action; responsible persons


Closing of Meeting





Presentations Name
CS Country Fact Sheets


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Hotel Arragements

The hotel deals negotiated by our local contact persons for the participants are valid for bookings from 03 - 05 November 2019 (minimum stay 2 nights).
Breakfast is included. For cancellation costs and other information the regulations on the hotel pages apply.

Hotel Category Price

Hotel Ibis Styles Wien City***
only with CODE: "COST Vienna"
until 2019/09/20

Single Room 90€/night



Double Room for one Person


Hotel Parkvilla****
only with CODE: "COST Vienna"
until 2019/08/12

Single Room (x3)




Double Room foP (x9) street view 98€/night



Double Room foP (x9) garden view 108€/night

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to:

  • Fill out the application form 
  • Prepare and upload a 250-word motivation letter, expressing their interest in the workshop.
  • Prepare and upload a short CV - max 2 pages. In the same document containing the CV, if applicable, describe also their role/contribution in/to the COST Action 15212 (e.g., Working Group Member, contributor to a publication, etc.).
    Please upload your CV and motivation letter in the application form!

The organizing committee will assess the eligible contributions following these criteria:

  • Expertise relevant to this workshop (max. 5 score points).
  • Interest of the submitted contribution to the WG and Action goals (max. 5 score points)

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Monday, November 4, 2019 - 09:00 to 18:00
Oskar-Simony-Haus, 65 (EG02)
Peter-Jordan-Straße 65
1180 Vienna