2019-08-19 00:00:01

Perspectives on Citizen Science Event - Sept. 13th

invite-pic-en Sept. 13th, 15:00 hrs., at the Vilnius Tech Park (Antakalnio g. 12), Mykolas Romeris University, Kaunas University of Technology and the Office of the Ombudsman for Academic Ethics and Procedures of the Republic of Lithuania are organizing an open discussion on "Perspectives of Citizen Science in Lithuania." 

The event is organized in cooperation with the EU-Citizen Science and Citizen Science COST Action CA15212. 

The new EU research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe, is still being developed, but the importance of openness in science is already established in preliminary guidelines. 

Open science is not limited to freely available research data and open-access databases. Openness is also sought through collaboration – by expanding audiences, developing new methods of research organisation and engaging the public in various forms. This is where the importance of citizen science becomes apparent. 

The involvement of citizens in research activities is increasingly encouraged in the communication of the EU, but the debate in Lithuania is limited. The aim of this event is to present the concept of citizen science and to launch a discussion on how to open up the scientific processes in Lithuania by attracting citizens to participate in open science initiatives. 

During the event, citizen science experts from Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and Spain will share experiences, success stories, and recommendations. 

Lithuanian science policy-makers, scientists and citizen science enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the event. 

This event is free but registration is required due to the limited number of seats. 

More information here.