Waste4Think participates in a Citizen Science study of the European Comission

Waste4Think has participated in a survey to know the role of Citizen Science in environmental policies.

Waste4Think has participated in a study for the development of an EU-wide inventory of Citizen Science Activities for Environment Policies.

The aim of this project is to provide a representative overview of EU Citizen Science of particular relevance for EU environmental policies. To this end, a desk-research and an EU-wide survey were used to identify 503 citizen science projects of relevance to environmental policy, including Waste4Think.

The objective was to provide the European Commission with an evidence base of citizen science activities that can support environmental policies in the European Union (EU) and assess how these projects contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Subsequently, this analysis provided the foundation for making a series of recommendations to leverage the contribution of citizen science to environmental policy.

This project is run by the Bio Innovation Service in association with the Ibercivis Foundation (ES) and The Natural History Museum (UK) and it is now available on the publications portal of the European Commission.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 688995.
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