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Collective Awareness Platform for Tropospheric Ozone Pollution

Objective

Air pollution is the environmental topic that European citizens worry about most (Eurobarometer 2013). It puts considerable damage to health, agriculture and our natural environment. Despite these facts, the readiness and power of European citizens to take actions themselves is limited.
The drivers of the CAPTOR project are three large civil society organizations. Being the interface between ministries for environmental issues, national and local political decision makers and the citizens, their experience evidences that the provision of data and information on air pollution to citizens in top-down and passive ways, as it happens today, is not sufficient to engage a critical mass of participating citizens required to support transitions in the systems of production and consumption that are the root cause of air pollution.
CAPTOR combines the concepts of citizen science, collaborative learning and environmental grassroots activism to leverage the collective intelligence of existing networks of local communities, allowing them to understand reasons and consequences of air pollution; to stimulate debate; to address authorities with scientific valuable, robust data from citizens’ network of monitoring stations; and to transform this discussion into solutions. It runs three big pilots in Austria, Italy and Spain, driven by grassroots activists and local communities where citizens will engage in the project on different levels to address their concerns.
The consortium includes a balanced group of multidisciplinary partners, including: institutions with recognised experience in ICT technologies, and in environmental and social sciences; one of the largest community networks in the world; and 3 NGOs with experience in grass root environmental activism and a strong links in the territory. The project has a large impact capacity, as it is reflected by the fact that more than 82 stakeholders from 21 European countries have already shown interest in the proposal results.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 281 062,50

Participants (7)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 180 397,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 240 693,75
Address
C Marques De Leganes 12 Bajo
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
LEGAMBIENTE ASSOCIAZIONE ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 963,75
Address
Via Salaria 403
00199 Roma
Activity type
Other
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 400 750
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
GLOBAL 2000 UMWELTSCHUTZORGANISATION
Austria
EU contribution
€ 310 748
Address
Neustiftgasse 36
1070 Wien
Activity type
Other
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA XARXA OBERTA, LLIURE I NEUTRAL, GUIFI.NET
Spain
EU contribution
€ 73 625
Address
Masia L'esperanca
08503 Gurb (Barcelona)
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 209 742
Address
49 Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont-ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments