THE SMART-ER TRANS-NATIONAL PILOTS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE
During Q2-2022, ECIU University will support the development of at least 2 pilot projects focused on Citizen Science, for a maximum length of 18 months. These pilots will receive funding by ECIU for activities related to Citizen Science actions.
The context of these pilots will be widely focused on SDG11, and they are expected to serve as a way of putting together the ECIU’s Community, promoting the collaboration between ECIU members in a Citizen-centric approach to knowledge generation.
The pilots can also be viewed as an excellent opportunity to spark the consolidation of strong consortia and align strategies for applying to further funding, A Series of Webinars will be the first step to put this Community of researchers in contact.
The SMART-ER Pilots in Citizen Science were drafted by the ECIU Community of Citizen Science in a co-creation process during the 3 first weeks of February 2022. Then, a process was developed for 2 months to in co-desing process. The projects are now in their initial stage, to be officially presented in Q4 2022. The 3 Pilots will develop their activities during 2023, presenting their results during the SMART-ER Conference in September 2023.
Researchers and practitioners of Citizen Science within the ECIU Community, interested in participating in a joint trans-national Pilot with other ECIU researchers.
No, researchers are both welcome either if they have a long experience in Citizen Science or if they have no expertise yet, but are genuinely interested in developing the Citizen Science dimension, independently on whether they have an ongoing granted project or not. Though, if you have an ongoing project with a Citizen Science dimension, SMART-ER can contribute to your activities with extra funding.
Through a co-creation process open to all the ECIU researchers, starting with an online workshop taking place the 3rd of February 2022.
This is a unique opportunity for the researchers of the ECIU universities to:
The main objective of the workshop is to draft at least 2 pilots in a co-creation process with all the participants. The event will be divided into 3 different parts:
As will be explained during the workshop, general criteria related to scientific excellence, social impact and quality of implementation -as in the context of Horizon Europe applications- will provide the general bases for assessment, but specific elements will be taken in consideration such as:
If you are interested in attending to the workshop for the co-preparation of the Pilots, please, register before 3rd February 2022 through this link.
You will receive further instructions, including documentation and templates.