Citizen Science and Frontier Research: ERC Annual Event 2022. 07 December 2022 09:00 CEST - 15:30 CEST Hybrid - Brussels, Belgium
Citizen science refers to activities conducted by scientists in collaboration or consultation with the public at any stage of a research project.
It can range from citizens and local communities photographing and analysing new auroral phenomena, collecting samples of fruit flies in rural areas, to using geographical analysis and visualisation tools coupled with their local environmental knowledge, or annotating performed music structures in an online platform.
Citizen science plays an important role in encouraging public engagement with research and tackling real-world problems. Research involving citizens and allowing them to gain more insight into the scientific process can lead to more trust in science in general. Also, our environmental, health, social, economic and political challenges require scientists, citizens, policymakers, and in general, a broader range of stakeholders, to find new ways of collaborating with each other.