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Conference on Citizen Science in Europe

Monday 22nd September. Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels. 

Citizen Science refers to the general public engagement in science where a growing number of volunteers contributes actively in the scientific knowledge generation and improves the way science is done. This open, participatory and inclusive approach is gaining force in all corners of Europe thanks to the massive use of new technologies, presenting a great potential to address societal challenges.

This conference is a great opportunity to get a clear picture of what Citizen Science is all about and what are recent trends. You will be able to interact with an outstanding set of key policy makers, project leaders as well as individuals from grassroots projects, who will present their visions and best practices.
The event is organized by SOCIENTIZE, a coordination and support action funded by the European Commission with the goals of mapping, analyzing and coordinating the Citizen Science community in Europe and beyond. 
In this conference, SOCIENTIZE will present a key document for European policy making which will be used as a facilitator for the open debate: the new White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe, a set of policy recommendations created collectively by hundreds of actors from the Citizen Science community, finding new paths for enhanced research and social innovations that respond to the need of the paradigm shift in which we are engaged. 
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Conference schedule

Monday 22nd September

Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels.


9:00 - 9:15 Registration and welcome

9:15 - 9:45 Policy makers and Citizen Science

EU Parliament, Pablo Echenique, Member of the European Parliament for Podemos

ITU Telecom, Joseph Gaylord, ITU Telecom

DG CONNECT, John Magan, Deputy head of Unit Digital Science

DG RTD, José Miguel Rubio Iglesias, Research Programme Officer

9:45 - 10:00 Socientize outcomes and experiments

White Paper presentation, Fermín Serrano, Socientize coordinator Univ. Zaragoza - Ibercivis

UrbanBees, Isabelle Bonhoure, Project manager Univ. Barcelona

Antimatter, Michael Doser, Researcher CERN


10:00 - 11:00 EC funded projects related with Citizen Science

Citizen Cyberlab, Francois Grey, Coordinator CCC

Scientix, Gina Mihai, Science Team EUN

ICT-ART-CONNECT, Pieter Jan Valgaeren, Researcher iMinds

FET2020, Giuseppe Saija, Project Manager Youris

RRI Tools, Daniel Garcia, Science Communication Officer Fund. La Caixa


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00 European Citizen Science initiatives

Ibercivis, Victor Castelo, e-Infrastructures advisor, CSIC-MINECO

ECSA, Claudia Göbel, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Open Knowledge Belgium, Pieter Colpaert, Researcher OKFN

iMAL, Yves Bernard, Director iMAL

FutureEverything, Drew Hemment, FutureEverything

Zooniverse, Sarah Kendrew, Scientist Zooniverse


12:00 - 13:00 Open debate and discussions 

Organizing Committee: Eduardo Lostal, Francisco Sanz and Mari Carmen Ibáñez from Ibercivis Foundation
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