Satellite event 1: ECS

Public Engagement and Participatory Research: The Whys and Hows of Implementing Citizen Science in your Research

Format of the Session: Workshop; Hybrid event

The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) together with Université Paris Cité/ Learning Planet Institute (UPCité/ LPI), invites you to participate in a joint European Citizen Science (ECS) Workshop at this satellite event.

Enriched by the knowledge and personal experiences of three experts in the field, the workshop will focus on the diverse aspects of public engagement and participatory research in the scientific ethos. From deep diving into the importance of engaging citizens in research and its impact on society, we will unveil some of the most common challenges that researchers face while utilising citizen science and the proven ways to combat them. To register for the workshop, please click here


Dr. Antonella Radicchi, Innovative Urban and Architectural Projects, European Urban Initiative, Italy

Dr. Andrea Sforzi, Director, Maremma Natural History Museum, Italy

Dr. Maya Fedeli , Citizen Science and EU Project Communication, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy

Tentative Agenda 

Introduction to MCAA-ECS Project, MCAA and UPCité/ LPI Team and Speakers 

Interactive Session: Survey insights from ‘Exploring interest in receiving training in Citizen Science’

Addressing ambiguity in Citizen Science (by Dr. Antonella Radicchi)

- Personal journey with Citizen Science 

- Different forms and levels of engagement


Workshop exercise (different forms of public engagement based on scientific disciplines) 

Deep dive into Citizen Science (by Dr. Andrea Sforzi) 

- Personal journey with Citizen Science

- Citizen Science across disciplines

Importance of Citizen Science in Society (by Dr. Maya Fedeli) 

- Personal journey with Citizen Science 

- Bringing Citizen Science into practice- A session for young researchers

Challenges around Citizen Science (Interactive session) 

- Q&A and panel discussion with speakers and participants

- Questions from the three talks will be covered in this slot 

Introduction to the ‘Network of Researchers in Citizen Science’

Closing Remarks

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