The H2020 ACTION project is looking for ongoing citizen science projects related to any form of pollution in Europe and worldwide, that are primarily carried out online. Successful applicants will receive €20,000 to help deliver a six-month pilot with the help of the ACTION team. The funding can be spent on salaries, equipment, consumables, travel, subcontracting to other entities, and indirect expenditure (calculated as 25% of the total direct costs), in accordance with Horizon 2020 guidelines.
Pollution is one of the greatest threats to human health and wellbeing of our times, killing more people than smoking, hunger, natural disasters, war and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and coronavirus. While some forms of pollution are regularly subject to public debate and media scrutiny, other pollution hazards are overlooked and the scale and urgency of the problem is beyond the means of an individual lab, government or initiative.
ACTION aims to partner with new, emerging and established European citizen science initiatives to tackle pollution in various forms. By partnering with citizen science projects and in turn, collaborating with citizens through citizen science, the project seeks to co-design, implement and evaluate novel methodologies and resources to open citizen science processes further. Furthermore, by engaging the public and citizen scientists in the research process, the project aims to spread further awareness of pollution-related issues and achieve greater impact, in academic, policy and private sector contexts.
You may find more details about the call here!