Workshop WG 4 & WG 6: Citizen Science and Gender

Joint Workshop WG 4 & WG 6: Citizen Science and Gender

Date: 20.03.2019
Location: "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania
Application Deadline 12.02.2019

Grant Period Goals

  1. Reflect the linkages between Science and Society
  2. Analyse different needs from stakeholders and develop recommendations for CS project designs that address volunteer needs


Overall Working Group Meeting to explore citizen science and gender. There are some ideas in public discussion, e.g. "associations observing nature" are male dominated, but neither there are clear data nor the subtle mechanism are addressed. This workshop is meant to explore whether specific links exist between citizen science and gender, and if so what could they  mean.

The workshops aims at bringing together expertise to clarify the topic and develop a research agenda. There should be more clarity on: - CS activities organising team (& roles), - participants (& roles), - domain of activity (scientific fields).

Draft Agenda

19 March (Tuesday)
19:00  Informal Meeting in a restaurant in Cesia
20 March (Wednesday)

09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:15 Setting the scene – gender issues in the scientific system
10:15 – 11:00 Citizen Science and gender – statistical results / scientific evidence



11:30 – 13:00

Exchange experience, good practice; practical exercise (“body talk of woman”,reflection of current workshop, ....)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00

Mainstreaming Gender (Identification of areas, domains and related possible actions)

15:00 – 16:00

Next steps
16:00 End of Meeting


How to Register?

if interested, register using the form on this website (klick "Please fill out the form to register"). Prepare a one page (maximum) motivation letter for upload. It shall include the following:

  • A short description of yourself (see additional priority criteria to address) and your motivation to participate.
  • Do you wish to give a short talk, and if yes, on which topic?

 As only a limited number of participants will be subject to COST full funding, two sets of criteria for participants’ selection are presented below.

General criteria:

  • Quality and relevance of the submitted motivational letters
  • Geographical and thematic spread
  • Spectrum of perspectives, backgrounds and case studies

Additional priority criteria:


  • Prof.Dr. doinaballahur [at] gmail [dot] com (subject: CS%20COST%20WS%20CS%20and%20Gender) (Doina Balahur), Center for Gender Equality in Science , "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania (local Organiser)

  • Dr. cpaleco [at] naturalsciences [dot] be (subject: CS%20COST%20CS%20%26%20Gender) (Carole Paleco), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science, Brussels, Belgium (Equal opportunity officer)

  • Dr. Katrin Vohland, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany



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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:00
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
Bulevardul Carol I nr. 11
700506 Iasi