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The field of citizen science is expanding rapidly, and many different actors are becoming involved in harnessing the field for knowledge generation and public engagement with science. However, reaching consensus on a common definition is still a challenge, and perhaps not possible, because the types of activities that can fall under the umbrella of citizen science are so broad, and placed at the intersection of numerous scientific fields.

However, there is often a need to seek a discipline- or context-specific definition (such as for a specific funding call). The EU-Citizen.Science consortium, in building the platform to share Citizen Science projects and resources, has also run into this need to communicate a clear definition, as guidance to those who would like to share their project and resources with the wider community.

A working group was therefore formed of consortium partners, led by ECSA and ECSA’s co-vice chair Muki Haklay, which sought to encompass the plurality of views from citizen science practitioners and affiliated communities, and to identify the common characteristics that practitioners expect from a citizen science project.

This Webinar will present the first outcomes of this process. Find out more and register!