Onto new horizons: insights from the WeObserve project to strengthen the awareness, acceptability and sustainability of Citizen Observatories in Europe

Hager, G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2259-0278, Gold, M., Wehn, U., Ajates, R., See, L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2665-7065, Woods, M., Tsiakos, C., Masó, J., et al. (2021). Onto new horizons: insights from the WeObserve project to strengthen the awareness, acceptability and sustainability of Citizen Observatories in Europe. Journal of Science Communication 20 (06) A01. 10.22323/2.20060201.

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Project: WeObserve

Abstract

WeObserve delivered the first European-wide Citizen Observatory (CO) knowledge platform to share best practices, to address challenges and to inform practitioners, policy makers and funders of COs. We present key insights from WeObserve activities into leveraging challenges to create interlinked solutions, connecting with international frameworks and groups, advancing the field through communities of practice and practitioner networks, and fostering an enabling environment for COs. We also discuss how the new Horizon Europe funding programme can help to further advance the CO concept, and vice versa, how COs can provide a suitable mechanism to support the ambitions of Horizon Europe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Citizen science; Environmental communication; Public engagement with science and technology
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES)
Strategic Initiatives (SI)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 12:17
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 12:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17498

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