The participants to the workshop set the basis for the collective writing of a paper on the link between citizen science and local governance through a review of experiences and projects at the local and international level.
The participants in the training school learned about different local experiences of collective research and participation for environmental monitoring and advocacy (such as improving soil and air quality, increasing greenery and biodiversity). The participants also discussed and debated around the link between participatory research and civic movements.
Update on our COST Tool Conference Grand, which helps PhD students and early-career investigators from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries attend international science and technology related conferences that are not specifically organised by a COST Action.
This workshop took place not in academic space, but in the heart of several NGOs dealing with global education, fair trade, sustainable forestry and other social and environmental issues, and the main technical support was provided NGO called Na Zemi (On the Earth).
The UK government has addressed the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on COST Actions by issuing a government guarantee. The UK government has committed to provide funding for eligible UK participation in COST Actions until the end of 2020.
Workshop aims: The aim of the workshop was to contribute to the co-creation of the EU-Citizen.Science online platform, which will serve as a mutual learning space where citizen science practitioners and participants can exchange experiences and successful strategies. Participants (see Annex I) were invited to share their expectations for the platform, and to contribute their expertise by identifying potential features and functionalities. The workshop also aimed to identify potential collaborations between the ongoing COST Action CA15212 and the EU-Citizen.Science platform, as well as exploring collaborations with current citizen science projects, networks and initiatives.