CLIMAS scientific paper: Framing Citizen Science for Climate Assemblies

September 27, 2023 by

The CLIMAS project presented a scientific paper titled “Framing Citizen Science for Climate Assemblies” at the SpliTech 2023 Conference, arrived at the 8th edition of the 4-day conference organised by the University of Split (FESB) in Split and Bol (island of Brac) Croatia, between June 20-23, 2023.

In the paper, the Consortium argues how citizen engagement in Citizen Science (CS) involves the active participation of individuals in scientific research, policy development, and program implementation. Nonetheless, this involvement requires technological capacity, role clarity, and effective communication for stakeholders to be involved in organizing, planning, decision-making, activity implementation, and evaluation.

The authors of the paper, also the CLIMAS consortium members (Aelita Skarzauskiene and Monika Mačiulienė from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University; Gianni Rondinella and Floridea du Ciommo from Cambiamo Sociedad Cooperativa Madrilena; Mohammad Azizur Rahman from Technovative Solutions Ltd; and Yago Bermejo Abati from Deliberativa) discuss how the combination of user engagement in data science and the power of AI algorithms presents opportunities for crowd-sourced data science and collective intelligence to address significant global challenges like poverty, diseases, famines, and developmental issues.


Back in January 2023, a new EU-funded project, “Climate change citizens engagement toolbox for dealing with Societal resilience” (CLIMAS), was launched to accelerate the transformation to climate resilience by improving citizen engagement through a toolbox expected to further democratise citizen assemblies within 150 EU regions. In the co-design of the Toolbox, the Consortium members apply a value-based, gender and diversity-sensitive approach.

In the CLIMAS project, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is leading the work package 3, i.e., co-creating the climate change citizens engagements Toolbox for regional and local entities. The Toolbox will proactively address possible tensions, points of controversy, and dilemmas related to the adaptation to resilience. The work package is directly related to the expertise of TVS as the only company in the consortium that has extensive experience in digital tool development, especially in the field of Environmental Science and Software engineering.

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