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Participatory science toolkit against pollution

Participatory science toolkit against pollution

Objective

ACTION will transform the way we do citizen science (CS) today: from a mostly scientist-led process to a more participatory, inclusive, citizen-led one, which acknowledges the diversity of the CS landscape and of the challenges CS teams have to meet as their project evolves. We have partnered with 5 European CS initiatives tackling major forms of pollution, which pose substantial threats to human health and to the environment, and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals. These pilots will be the starting point for a ‘citizen science accelerator’, which will be expanded through an open call.
By considering the needs of multiple stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of CS, we will create methodologies, tools and guidelines to truly democratise the scientific process , allowing anyone to design and realise a CS project from the early stages of ideation to validating and publishing the results. Our research will account for the multitude of manifestations of CS, addressing everything from from small-scale, localised social issues to international research agendas. All ACTION’s outputs - infrastructure, the citizen science platform and toolkit - will be made openly available for online and offline use. They will use accessible formats and interfaces, which appeal to audiences with diverse motivations and backgrounds and provide detailed examples, workflows, and advice tailored for a range of activities, going beyond data collection and analysis. Our digital infrastructure will help citizen scientists use existing specialised platforms and publish results according to RRI principles, including open science. Our toolkit will tackle common difficulties around methodological choices, quality, incentives, community building and sustainability. In addition, the 35 pilots hosted by the accelerator will result in case studies that will demonstrate the impacts of CS at social, economic, environmental and policy level.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Address

Highfield
So17 1bj Southampton

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 597 842,50

Participants (9)

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CEFRIEL SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 223 000

DE VLINDERSTICHTING

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 109 265

DUTCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TRANSITIONS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 123 125

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 179 625

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 114 262,50

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 121 825

T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 283 750

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 591,25

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 120 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824603

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 994 911,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 994 911,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom