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Science Transformation in EuroPe through Citizens involvement in HeAlth, coNservation and enerGy rEsearch

Objective

STEP CHANGE (Science Transformation in EuroPe through Citizens involvement in HeAlth, coNservation and enerGy rEsearch) replies to the H2020 Topic SwafS 27 on “Hands-on citizen science and frugal innovation”, Sub-topic A, citizen science. The project, coordinated by the University of Primorska, is based on the assumption that citizen science (CS) can play an even broader societal and scientific role than it is generally acknowledged, particularly in those critical fields of research (like Energy, Health and the Environment) where human and non-human factors are deeply entangled. In these areas, a set of highly-contested, socially relevant research fields is emerging where CS can play a pivotal role by making science more socially robust, inclusive and democratic while strengthening the capacity of scientific investigation over emerging phenomena that cannot be easily caught within narrow disciplinary boundaries. Then, STEP CHANGE was designed to contribute to making the most of CS potentialities, while at the same time identifying, analysing, and tackling such limitations and risks. In this regard, STEP-CHANGE is based on the implementation of five Citizen Science Initiatives (CSIs) in the areas of Energy, Environment, Health and Infectious Diseases, through the participatory and self-reflexive analysis and evaluation of their collaborative research processes, scientific outcomes and societal impacts. The CSIs regard: 1) wildlife conservation in Slovenia (UP); 2) non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK (NIHR); 3); energy communities in Germany (WECF); 4) infectious disease outbreak preparedness in Italy (UNITOV); 5) off-grid renewable energy in agriculture in Uganda (ARUWE). Horizontal activities are also foreseen: Scoping process (SfC), Participatory evaluation (K&I, AU), Mutual learning and training (ZSI), Stocktaking (ECSA) and Communication (EUSEA). The consortium is geographically balanced and formed by 11 partners from 7 European countries and Uganda.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE
Address
Titov Trg 4
6000 Koper
Slovenia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 308 000

Participants (10)

CONOSCENZA E INNOVAZIONE SOCIETA ARESPONSABILITA LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 284 375
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00196 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 500
Address
Headley Way The John Radcliffe Hospital
OX39DU Headington
Activity type
Research Organisations
WOMEN ENGAGE FOR A COMMON FUTURE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 000
Address
Sankt Jakobs Platz 10
80331 Munchen
Activity type
Other
EUSEA - EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTSVERANSTALTUNGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 166 250
Address
Anton Baumgartnerstrasse 44/C2/3/2
1230 Wien
Activity type
Other
SCIENCE FOR CHANGE, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 125
Address
Calle Vic 1 Esc A P At Pta 2
08901 Hospitalet De Llobregat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 154 375
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 312,50
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 257 750
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACTION FOR RURAL WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 129 898,75
Address
Po Box 102
102 Kyankwanzi
Activity type
Other
VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN - ECSA E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
Invalidenstr. 43
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations