Venue: European Commission, Charlemagne building, Jenkins Room
Citizen Science refers to the general public engagement in science where a growing number of volunteers contributes actively in the scientific knowledge generation and improves the way science is done. This open, participatory and inclusive approach is gaining force in all corners of Europe thanks to the massive use of new technologies, presenting a great potential to address societal challenges.
This conference is a great opportunity to get a clear picture of what Citizen Science is all about and what are recent trends. You will be able to interact with an outstanding set of key policy makers, project leaders as well as individuals from grassroots projects, who will present their visions and best practices.
The event is organized by SOCIENTIZE, a coordination and support action funded by the European Commission with the goals of mapping, analyzing and coordinating the Citizen Science community in Europe and beyond.
In this conference, SOCIENTIZE will present a key document for European policy making which will be used as a facilitator for the open debate: the new White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe, a set of policy recommendations created collectively by hundreds of actors from the Citizen Science community, finding new paths for enhanced research and social innovations that respond to the need of the paradigm shift in which we are engaged.
Due to security reasons, registration is required. Please register for free via this link
9:00 – 9:15 Registration and welcome
9:15 – 9:45 Policy makers and Citizen Science
EU Parliament, Pablo Echenique, Member of the European Parliament for Podemos
ITU Telecom, Joseph Gaylord, ITU Telecom
DG CONNECT, John Magan, Deputy head of Unit Digital Science
DG RTD, José Miguel Rubio Iglesias, Research Programme Officer
9:45 – 10:00 Socientize outcomes and experiments
White Paper presentation, Fermín Serrano, Socientize coordinator Univ. Zaragoza – Ibercivis
UrbanBees, Isabelle Bonhoure, Project manager Univ. Barcelona
Antimatter, Michael Doser, Researcher CERN
10:00 – 11:00 EC funded projects related with Citizen Science
Citizen Cyberlab, Francois Grey, Coordinator CCC
Scientix, Gina Mihai, Science Team EUN
ICT-ART-CONNECT, Pieter Jan Valgaeren, Researcher iMinds
FET2020, Giuseppe Saija, Project Manager Youris
RRI Tools, Daniel Garcia, Science Communication Officer Fund. La Caixa
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 European Citizen Science initiatives
Ibercivis, Victor Castelo, e-Infrastructures advisor, CSIC-MINECO
ECSA, Claudia Göbel, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Open Knowledge Belgium, Pieter Colpaert, Researcher OKFN
iMAL, Yves Bernard, Director iMAL
FutureEverything, Drew Hemment, FutureEverything
Zooniverse, Sarah Kendrew, Scientist Zooniverse
12:00 – 13:00 Open debate and discussions
Further information in www.socientize.eu and #citizenscienceEU