Members of the EU-Citizen.Science consortium met in Vilnius, Lithuania, in September for the first periodic project meeting.
Held at the Vilnius Tech Park, it was a chance to share updates on how the eight work packages are progressing, and to plan the next steps together.
Coordinated by Katherin Wagenknecht, at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, EU-Citizen.Science is building the central platform for citizen science in Europe. It will be a place to share useful resources about citizen science, including tools and guidelines, best practices and training modules.
This will make citizen science knowledge created in Europe accessible to all and enable people to initiate their own activities. It will also enable anyone involved with or interested in citizen science to learn more and get involved.
Several questions emerged and were well discussed by the consortium partners:
- which tools, guidelines and materials will be hosted on the platform?
- who are the stakeholders, networks and communities we are working with?
- how to engage and build community with them?
- what are the pressing training needs and tools for evaluation?
The EU-Citizen.Science platform will be available from March 2020 and trainings will be organised for partners around its toolbox, guidelines and materials.