The Aim of this Workshop from WG4 was to raise awareness of citizen scientists and other stakeholders (e.g. COST Action participants) on how citizen science social innovation transcends into Responsible Research and Innovation.
Following previous events of the same working group over the last couple of years, this workshop aimed to discuss and wrap up the outcomes from the past work, and organise the continuation and deepening of future work on Citizen Science (CS) in support to policy-making. The latter will include the comparison of different approaches with regard to strategies and platforms dedicated to Citizen Science throughout Europe.
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).