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Citizen Science for Urban Environment and Health

Objective

Scientific evidence about the negative health effects of urban environmental exposures is mounting. Yet key scientific gaps exist. Surveys show that citizens are increasingly concerned about the consequences of these exposures on their own health, and are engaged in data collection and activism efforts around problems such as urban mobility and air and noise pollution. These concerns, along with the availability of affordable crowd-sensing and data processing technologies that allow citizens to measure environmental and health parameters, make environmental epidemiology studies an ideal, yet underexplored opportunity to develop citizen science projects. Enabling collaboration between researchers and citizens to generate solid, unbiased scientific evidence of local relevance can reduce existing information gaps. It can empower people to contribute to novel and bottom-up research agendas, interventions and co-creation of public policies.
The aim of the Citizen Science Project on Urban Environment and Health (CitieS-Health) is to develop an effective citizen science model at the maximum collaboration level. The project will develop citizen science projects in five diverse European cities (Barcelona, Kaunas, Ljubljana, Amsterdam, Lucca), assessing urban air and noise pollution, wood burning, urban design and mobility at local levels. An innovative aspect of CitieS-Health is studying the link between these exposures and health impacts. Citizens will participate in defining research questions, designing and implementing studies, and analysing, interpreting and communicating results. The projects will inform the first open toolkit for the development and promotion of citizen science projects in urban environment and health. The project will also co-design a set of governance principles and procedures to allow participants control over project data and outcomes, and will contribute indicators to assess the project's impacts on different sectors.

Coordinator

FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA

Address

C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 389 625

Participants (5)

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IDEAS 3493 SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 000

SOCIETA PER L EPIDEMIOLOGIA E LAPREVENZIONE GIULLIO A MACCACARO IMPRESA SOCIALE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 325 000

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 314 625

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 329 625

VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 321 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824484

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 000 500

  • EU contribution

    € 2 000 500

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA

Spain