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Hybrid conference – Take part in Berlin or virtually!

A conference entitled ‘Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs’ is organised in Berlin on October 14-15, 2020, aiming to 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

Further details about the conference are available here.

WeObserve sessions

In the context of the conference, WeObserve organizes three sessions involving innovative and interactive formats (i.e. fishbowl, Pecha Kucha, panel discussion, etc) while also inviting the submission of contributions from relevant projects and initiaves towards presenting the landscape of Citizens Observatories and citizen science tools and inovations that support sustainable development. The WeObserve sessions are presented below while further details about each session can be found here:

  • Contribution of Citizen Science Data to Monitoring the SDGs 
  • Citizen observatories: the landscape, tools and data innovations for sustainable development (open call for contributions)
  • Transformative potential of citizen science and citizen observatories for mobilising action towards achieving the SDGs 

WeObserve invites participants to submit their contributions on ‘Citizen observatories: the landscape, tools and data innovations for sustainable development‘ session. Contributions should be submitted as abstracts which should be no longer than 350 words and include the title of the session. The session seeks speakers and exhibitors who are interested in sharing their experiences, lessons, knowledge and expertise from successful citizen science projects about relevant tools, data and innovations that support sustainable development.

The submissions will be open up to July 13, 2020, 23.59h CET. Please submit your abstract here.