Onto new horizons: Insights from the WeObserve project to strengthen the awareness, acceptability and sustainability of Citizen Observatories in Europe

Gerid Hager, Margaret Gold, Uta Wehn, Raquel Ajates, Linda See, Mel Woods, Valantis Tsiakos, Joan Masó, Dilek Fraisl, Inian Moorthy, Dahlia Domian, Steffen Fritz

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    Abstract

    WeObserve delivered the first European-wide Citizen Observatory (CO) knowledge platform to share best practices, to address challenges and to inform practitioners, policy makers and funders of COs. We present key insights from WeObserve activities into leveraging challenges to create interlinked solutions, connecting with international frameworks and groups, advancing the field through communities of practice and practitioner networks, and fostering an enabling environment for COs. We also discuss how the new Horizon Europe funding programme can help to further advance the CO concept, and vice versa, how COs can provide a suitable mechanism to support the ambitions of Horizon Europe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberA01
    Number of pages31
    JournalJCOM: Journal of Science Communication
    Volume20
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2021
    EventEuropean Citizen Science Association Conference 2020: Encounters in Citizen Science - Trieste, Italy
    Duration: 6 Sep 202010 Sep 2020
    https://www.ecsa-conference.eu/

    Keywords

    • Citizen science
    • Environmental communication
    • engagement with science and technology

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