Publication of the "White paper on Citizen Science in Europe"


The White Paper on Citizen Science in Europe aims to support policy makers on European, national and regional level when setting up future strategies of civic engagement in the excellence in science.

The White paper on Citizen Science in Europe is elaborated by Socientize, a citizen's science project that aims to involve the general public in scientific processes, funded by the European Union and coordinated by the Instituto Universitario de Investigación, Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos (bifi) from the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

This document compiles the contributions from more than 120 people, coming from European institutions and abroad. It is one of the most important results of the project in order to transmit the recommendations from the citizen science community to stakeholders in the research policy field on a European and national level.

The white paper is a complex document that must be of value for policymakers with different levels of know-how about Citizen Science.

The white paper is the result of a consultation process which started in Summer 2013 and was organised via different channels: open calls for contributions, virtual and face-to-face workshops, and the online contribution platform.

You can read the White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe here.

Further information on the white paper can be read here.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government