European Projects

Several organisations and projects have been established to help coordinate and communicate citizen science

European Citizen Science Projects

 

Although citizen science is a relatively new term, citizens have been participating in and contributing to scientific research for years.  The widespread use of smartphones means that scientific data can now be very easily shared and mapped, resulting in a rapid increase in the number and type of citizen science research projects.  

Several organisations and projects have been established to help the coordination and communication of citizen science across Europe. EU-Citizen.Science is a very useful platform which shares knowledge, tools, training and resources for citizen scientists across Europe. 

 

European Citizen Science Association

European Commission

European Citizen Science Association

The European Citizen Science Association is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the citizen science movement in Europe, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science. 

 

European Commission

The European Commission recognises the potential of citizen science to contribute to environmental reporting in its report: Actions to Streamline Environmental Reporting which was followed by the Working Document: Best Practices in Citizen Science for Environmental Monitoring