A report aiming to convey the achievements of the citizen science and citizen engagement projects funded under the Science with and for Society (hereinafter referred to as SwafS) part of Horizon 2020 has been released!
The 22 projects funded under the SwafS portfolio are categorised as ‘deepening the evidence base, practice and training on co-design and co-creation’ (6 projects) and ‘doing citizen science’ (16 projects). In terms of the former, projects produced a range of resources including practical guidance on running co-design and cocreation activities, representing the state-of-the-art in the field. Moreover, several projects developed sustainable networks. The ‘doing citizen science’ project portfolio reached an impressive number of citizens, often in innovative ways and engaging groups typically excluded from R&I processes.
Importantly, the diverse projects highlight the fact that citizen science approaches and methodologies can apply across all areas of science from physics and technology development to health and the social sciences and humanities.