The EU-Citizen.Science is a new european platform launched by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Ibercivis Foundation. The project has been funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme, in the Science with and for Society (SwafS) programme of work, with an ambitious mission: to become the reference point for citizen science through cross-network knowledge sharing for citizen science participants, practitioners, researchers, policy makers and society across Europe.
This way, its objective is to become the place of the citizen science in Europe, the first online resource to think about when we're refering to citizen science, the most complete collection of projects, good practices, formation, resources and any other kind of content related to this concept. EU-Citizen-Science is an online platform for sharing knowledge, tools, training and resources for citizen science - by the community, for the community.
The main vision for the platform is to aid in the mainstreaming of citizen science, and build on the growing impact of citizens participating in research across the full range of scientific enquiry, by supporting the sharing of knowledge, and experience between anyone doing or wanting to do citizen science.
On this platform people will find a resources section for sharing useful citizen science resources, a projects section for sharing and profiling citizen science projects, a training section modules and capacity building, an events calendar, and some Community Forums for questions, conversations, and collaboration.
That's why its launchers are asking active participation from the citizen science community and they're inviting people to explore the platform -search for porjects, navigate, and value the existent resources - and to share any kind of useful resource, by signing up to the platform.
Because of the Covid-19 crisis, some citizen science projects where people can join from home have been selected. Launchers hope that this number of projects will become bigger with people's help.
The EU-Citizen.Science consortium consists of 14 partners and 9 third parties from across 14 European member states, as well as other project supporters. We represent a variety of stakeholders that are active in citizen science, including universities, non-governmental organisations, local authorities, community service organisations and museums.