Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs

14.-15. October 2020

Hybrid conference - Take part in Berlin or online!

This conference is an official event of Germany’s 2020 EU Council presidency. The conference will present, evaluate and discuss the exciting contributions that citizen science makes in framing and achieving sustainable development, specifically the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference will bring together expertise from policy makers, institutional and citizen scientists, economists, NGOs and civil society to implement mechanisms and processes for the transition towards a more sustainable future.

The conference addresses topics around citizen science such as:

  • Citizen science for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, e.g. good health and well-being, quality education, life on land and below water
  • Policy and scientific methodology of citizen science to implement the SDGs
  • Scientific benefit of citizen science networks and platforms and their impact on society

Virtual and innovative formats

The current challenges in connection to the COVID-19 pandemic are extraordinary and we are making contingency plans in case it prevents our conference from being held as planned in October. We are exploring ways for holding a hybrid conference and complementing the live conference with digital formats, such as video streams and webinars, and virtual participation opportunities for both conference participants and speakers to enable remote participation. We are also exploring possibilities to hold a fully digital conference in case this turns out to be our only option. In light of this, we welcome in particular contributions that can be adapted for showcasing and presenting digitally while engaging remote audience meaningfully.

Welcome words by

Confirmed plenary speakers

Citizen Science SDG Conference Newsletter

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Conference Evaluation

We kindly ask you to contribute to the evaluation process by sharing your views on the conference as a whole. Your feedback is very important for us. Please fill in the full conference feedback questionnaire available at this link (https://bit.ly/3j1YzgR). It will take around 5 minutes to complete and it will be accessible until Friday October 30th, 2020. Thank you!

 

Conference partners

ECSA  CoAct           Social Citizen Science               WeObserve