Citizen science against pollution
Citizen science is increasingly popular in research, innovation and government. The EU-funded ACTION project makes it more participatory and inclusive, and supports volunteers to take leading roles in setting up new initiatives and using results as evidence for new policies. The ACTION accelerator - a research and innovation framework - provides help and resources to six-month citizen science pilots. Throughout 2020 and 2021 the accelerator hosts 16 pollution-focused pilots from seven countries. They are already making a difference, contributing to Sustainable Development Goals through the insights, processes, and communities they build. ACTION is also developing a citizen science toolkit to enable anyone to make their volunteer activities more participatory and sustainable, and inform future innovations in citizen science as a whole.
Fields of science
- H2020-EU.5.c. - Integrate society in science and innovation issues, policies and activities in order to integrate citizens' interests and values and to increase the quality, relevance, social acceptability and sustainability of research and innovation outcomes in various fields of activity from social innovation to areas such as biotechnology and nanotechnology
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action