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 ultimate goal of the workshop was to identify benefits, challenges and recommendations from a large number of different stakeholders (from the scientific, policy and citizens perspectives) - with a view to improve developments, promoting and accelerating the use of Citizens Science for (environment-related) policy making throughout Europe.
Citizen Science Strategies in Europe preliminary findings from the pan-European Survey of Citizen Science Strategies and initiatives in Europe as part of a joint initiative of the COST ACTION 15212 and the JRC discussed in Cēsis, Latvia, June 4th 2019
Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a growing threat to Europe’s biodiversity. A JRC-COST joint workshop focused on strategies for collecting and sharing data gathered by citizens, with the aim to support a European early warning and rapid information system.