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Workshop Report WG4: Concepts and Methodological Framework for Mapping Stakeholders in CS with a focus on co-creation
Working Group 4 of the COST Action (CA15212) ‘Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy and innovation throughout Europe’ and the H2020 ISSI-6-2015-1 Doing Together Science (DITOs) project organised a joint event in London on the 20th and 21st of March 2017 to develop concepts and a methodological framework for mapping stakeholders in CS with a focus on co-creation.
28 participants from various European countries (i.e. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Poland, and Hungary) participated representing academic and research insttutions, NGOs and SMEs. Almost 80% of participants were women and participants included amongst others MSc students, PhD researchers, early and more advanced researchers as well as citizen scientists.
On the first day participants discussed co-creation issues and examples in citizen science and selected a set of specific activities for the stakeholder mapping exercise in the second day. They then mapped the stakeholders in three different groups which focuses on three different types of citizen science activities from the DITOs project (i.e. Into The Night project, the Co-lab workshop and the Science Bus exhibition). The organisers together with the participants are now working towards publishing the results in an academic journal publication, to share the workshop findings and to promote interdisciplinarity in citizen science and amongst this specific group.