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ERC Annual Event 2022: Citizen Science and Frontier Research


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Citizen science refers to activities conducted by scientists in collaboration or consultation with the public at any stage of a research project. By sharing lessons learnt and best practices within and across scientific domains, the following challenges faced by both scientists and citizens will be addressed:

  • Participation and motivation
  • Strategies for engagement
  • Quality and impact.


9:00 – 9:10 Opening

9:10 – 10:00 Setting the scene: What is citizen science and why it matters?

10:00 – 10:20 Coffee/tea break

10:20 – 11:30 Sharing experiences: what methodologies, approaches, conditions work best to conduct citizen science? with contributions from among others the Starting grant project Lacto-Be and Proof of Concept grant project UnderSCORE

11:30 – 12:10 Harvesting session: does citizen science help pushing the frontiers of knowledge? Does frontier knowledge matter for citizens?

12:10 – 12:15 What’s next? by ERC

14:30 – 15:25 Young people engaged for the planet

15:25 – 15:30 Conclusions

Full agenda, speakers bios and registration form available on the webpage of the event

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Avia-GIS - Software Technologies for a Healthier World

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that supports society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management functionalities and go to the market. With the grant, that was an essential component of their second investment round, Avia-GIS aims at raising its revenue from the current 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.

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