CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

REsearch INfrastructures FOR Citizens in Europe

Objective

Large Research Infrastructures in the field of frontier Physics have opened new observational windows to the universe and explore the structure of matter in extreme detail. These advancements require high levels of expertise and sophistication. On the other hand, society, lacking this level of expertise, merely observes these developments through outreach activities but does not actively contribute in the development of new scientific knowledge. This fact induces a gap between frontier science and society that can spawn misconceptions about the content, context and mission of public funded frontier science. The REINFORCE project comes to answer to the questions: a) Can citizens contribute in the development of new knowledge in frontier science? b) Can citizens apply this new knowledge to solve societal problems? c) How can we integrate citizen feedback? REINFORCE goes beyond outreach programmes and aims to minimize the gap between Society and Large Research Infrastructures in the field of Physics through the: i) development and implementation of 4 cutting-edge Citizen Science projects in the fields of Gravitational Waves, Neutrino Astronomy, Particle Physics and Cosmic Ray interplay with geoscience and archaeology with citizens: Citizens will analyze data and support the optimization of sensitive detectors in order to enhance their discovery potential. ii) implementation of a participatory design in citizen science: Communities of citizens will be developed, trained and empowered to contribute in the scientific mission of Large Research Infrastructures. iii) effective inclusion of sensitive citizen groups as well as the active interaction with secondary and tertiary education. iv) Aggregating best practices in a pan-European policy roadmap. REINFORCE aspires to engage more than 100,000 citizens across Europe and beyond, to help enhance society’s science literacy and awareness and to contribute in the production of scientific knowledge by citizens for society.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

EUROPEAN GRAVITATIONAL OBSERVATORY(EGO) (OSSERVATORIO GRAVITAZIO NALEEUROPEO)

Address

Via Edoardo Amaldi Santo Stefano A Macerata
56021 Cascina

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 239 611,25

Participants (10)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 243 750

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 181 250

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 100 625

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 122 812,50

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 193 000

The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 155 625

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 103 125

TRUST-IT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 103 125

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 334 375

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 252 966,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 872859

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 030 265

  • EU contribution

    € 2 030 265

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN GRAVITATIONAL OBSERVATORY(EGO) (OSSERVATORIO GRAVITAZIO NALEEUROPEO)

Italy