Citizen Science – engagement and awareness in Bulgaria

Citizen Science as a term needs to be better adopted in Bulgaria. However, associated practices are implemented, mainly in citizen engagement and awareness. The Sofia Science Festival is being held for the fourteenth time in a row to introduce knowledge seekers to the latest discoveries and innovations on topics such as Health, Technology, Space, Science […]

CeOS Stakeholders Consultation at the European Level

Date: July 2, 2024 Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. DST Before the LIBER Annual conference, the Erasmus + project, “Citizen enhanced Open Science in Southeastern Europe”, will hold a Stakeholder Consultation. This consultation aims to bring together key players in the field of Open Science and Citizen Science, focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities […]

Musical intelligence in the service of National Heritage: a Citizen Science activity

Libraries hold hidden treasures within their collections, often unbeknownst to the general public. They contain various types of materials that can serve as a basis for scientific research. Scientific studies can even be conducted on audio recordings, and the National and University Library in Zagreb has offered its audio recordings for a new citizen science […]

Citizen Science in curricula

Citizen science is one of the pillars of Open Science, and an important one too. Citizen science is enjoying a boost by organisations, institutions, and the European Union, further emphasising how important it is for the future of science. CeOS_SE project results 5 focused on the long-term sustainability of citizen science, starting with the Higher […]

Workshop Materials: How to Create a Citizen Science Kit for Your Library?

Workshop Materials: How to Create a Citizen Science Kit for Your Library? At the end of last year, on November 9th and 10th, 2023, the Let’s Go Green! 2023: The Second NSK International Green Libraries Conference was held at the National and University Library in Zagreb. The conference aimed to showcase examples of good practices, […]

Lessons learned from the CeOS_SE partners’ training activities

One of the main deliverables of the PR3 package, led by University of Turin (UT), partner of the Erasmus+ project Citizen-enhanced Open Science in Southeastern Europe Higher Education, was the training activity combined with a Learning by doing activity to support a genuine experience of Citizen Science (CS) activity. CeOS_SE project makes an effort to […]

Mind the Gap. Why not involve research libraries in Citizen Science?

Since the League of European Research Libraries (LERU) in 2016 recommended that research institutions (where viable) establish a single point of contact for citizen science at research institutions a lot has happened. Or not… Although some services or ‘hubs’ have appeared, the gold rush of Citizen Science running storm against the ivory towers didn’t materialize. […]

Citizen science at ULSIT: A tool for a better world to live in

Citizen science (CS) is a broad field with many aspects that confront the modern world with various challenges. The understanding and functions of the information society depend on the critical interpretation of the activities in this scientific field. ULSIT is a university that preserves spirituality and transmits it through the generations to move into the […]

Roadmap on CeOS in the Balkans

Open Science (OS) and Citizen Science (CS) are two distinct but related concepts that can significantly improve the quality of scientific and innovation outputs, whilst also promoting public engagement with science and technology, openness, and active citizenship.  By promoting transparency and collaboration, OS can help to reduce bias and improve the quality of scientific research […]