Ethical and Economic Benefits of Citizen Science

Historical Examples of Citizen Science One of the leading priorities in Europe is improving the interaction between society and the scientific research system. In 2021, the Council of Europe adopted the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe, according to which member states should apply the same values and principles to research and innovation. Working […]

Citizen Photojournalism and its Significance for Society

In your life, you have inevitably witnessed events, and sometimes they may even have reached the central news feed. Especially today, people often reach for their phone first to document an event with a photo. It could be a concert by your favourite artist, or even a civic initiative. But have you ever wondered that […]

Workshop – ‘Protection of personal data on the Internet’

On November 25 2022, the Library & Information Center of the University of Patras in collaboration with the research team of the CSI-COP project, and with the participation of EESTEC LC Patras, organised the workshop “Protection of personal data on the Internet”. The goal of the workshop was to advocate for Citizen Science, raise awareness […]

Citizen Science & Libraries in Bulgaria

The aim of the train-the-trainer workshop, “Citizen Science & Libraries in Bulgaria”, was to raise awareness about the CeOS_SE project & Citizen Science in Bulgaria. The main focus of the activity was on developing strategies for citizen science in Bulgarian libraries. Representatives from the National Library “St. Cyril and Methodius”, academic libraries, public libraries and […]

Citizen Science training in Croatia

On 21 November 2022, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) organised and hosted a train-the-trainer programme as part of Citizen-Enhanced Open Science in Southeastern Europe Higher Education Knowledge Hubs (CeOS_SE project), an Erasmus+ research project aimed at including European citizens in pan-European efforts focusing on open science. The presentations and workshop held as part […]

University Library Belgrade – Citizen Science Workshops

The University Library Belgrade has organised two Citizen Science workshops – a learning-by-doing event and a train-the-trainer event. The events were organised as part of the third project result of the CeOS_SE project, which aims to pilot citizen science activities and upskill academic library staff. Workshop “Citizen Science: learning by doing” On November 16th, 2022, […]

Citizen Science in Serbia – How can I get involved?

The CeOS_SE project aims to mainstream citizen-engaged Open Science in South-eastern Europe. It will do so by collating and sharing best practices for citizen engagement in scientific research, and raising awareness of its benefits in areas in which Citizen Science is less practised. This blog will share three great initiatives from Serbia, one of the […]

Learning by doing – Using citizen science to map social change in Strovolos, Cyprus

The Library of the University of Cyprus, in cooperation with the Municipal Library of Strovolos and the Cyprus Institute, organised the event entitled “What’s in my neighborhood? Using citizen science to map social change in Strovolos” on the 15th of November 2022. The purpose of the event was to promote Open Science and Citizen Science […]