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ACTION

ACTION aims to transform the way we do citizen science today.

Contact person

  • Dumitru Roman

    Dumitru Roman

    Senior Research Scientist Sustainable Communication Technologies

The project main objectives are to:

  • Set up a citizen science accelerator to support hands-on citizen science activities to combat and prevent major forms of pollution in the EU;
  • Carry out an open call to select 10 additional pilots with interesting, impactful ideas that address pressing pollution challenges not yet covered through the consortium;
  • Co-design and co-develop methodologies, tools and guidelines to understand the requirements of different stakeholder groups in the citizen science lifecycle, and to open the entire scientific process to new demographic groups and communities;
  • Create a digital infrastructure to help citizen scientists easily set up and manage projects in all their online and offline manifestations, manage and share their data openly, and comply with RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) practices;
  • Create a sociotechnical toolkit that solves challenges around methodological decisions, task design, quality and validation, building and nurturing a community, incentivising participation, impact, and sustainability, with a special focus on less explored types of projects, covering a range of project activities, and acknowledging the evolution of projects in time.
  • Devise methods and models to assess the sustainability and impact of citizen science projects and to analyse costs and benefits from a societal, democratic, economic, scientific and environmental point of view.
  • Partner with researchers, policy makers, community groups, open data and open science activists, social enterprises and third-sector organisations to establish a multi-stakeholder ecosystem for responsible citizen science and innovation and promote ACTION and our pilots in this ecosystem to receive valuable feedback and have broad impact.  

Partners:

  • KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
  • CEFRIEL - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
  • De Vlinderstichting
  • DUTCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TRANSITIONS BV
  • FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
  • NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
  • SINTEF AS
  • T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL
  • UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

 

Key Factors

Project duration

01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824603.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824603.