17 January 2024, 14:00, Zoom platform

Dec 27, 2023

Date: 17.01.2024
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CET
Location: Zoom platform

Under the banner of WBC-RRI.NET, we invite to a discussion raising awareness and understanding of the possibilities of Citizen Science in the Western Balkan region. The event’s objective is to showcase the diverse benefits and applications of Citizen Science, with a focus on both environmental and social sciences. Our distinguished speakers will share valuable insights from regional and international projects, shedding light on their experiences and lessons learned. The webinar will offer a comprehensive overview of the outcomes of various Citizen Science activities, exploring methodologies applicable across various domains. The target audience for the event includes anyone interested in Citizen Science, irrespective of prior experience. With this event, we aim to start an enriching dialogue where we inform, but we also intend to create a foundation for future engagement in Citizen Science within our community.

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Information on the agenda

The event will include a Keynote by Claudia Fabó Cartas (European Citizen Science Association, Project Manager of ECS (European Citizen Science)) “What is Citizen Science? Short overview of citizen science in Europe”. 

Jana Prodanova (Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts) will provide an “Overview of CS initiatives in the Western Balkans” and share the results of the WBC-RRI.NET Working Group on Public Engagement and Science Communication.

We invited Elena Buzan (University of Primorska) to share information about “StepChange: Transferable Experiences and Lessons Learnt” and other EU initiatives.

From our WBC-RRI.NET project, results obtained through Citizen Science in the Anchor Activity in Albania will be presented by Kejt Dhrami (Co-Plan). 

Another experience will be shared by Bojan Kenig (Center for the Promotion of Science, Serbia), who will present the selection process and the results of the Call for Citizen Science Projects in Serbia. 

Furthermore, Selka Sadiković (Center for Behavioral Research in Psychology – STAR, Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad) will present Citizen Science in a Twin Study: A Good Practice from Serbia.

Finally, citizen science in SSH and the opportunities to enhance citizen science practice through the VERA hub will be presented by Alessia Smaniotto (EHESS/OPERAS, COESO project coordinator).

To view the full timetable, refer to the detailed agenda.