Citizen Science

What is Citizen Science
or Open Innovation?

Citizen Science, Open Innovation, Co-Creation, Crowdsourcing – science starts to open up: More and more citizens support researchers. They measure, observe, map. They work on a voluntary basis in scientific projects and enrich science with their special know-how and exciting new points of view.


New working group "Citizen Science with/at schools" - Join now!

The new working group "Citizen Science with/at schools"  was founded at the end of June by the Center for Citizen Science at the platform meeting of "Österreich forscht". The aim is to develop factors for successful cooperation between science and schools. If you want to participate, please contact

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Workshop summaries - Sparkling Science Congress 2019 - Available now!

On October 7, 2019, 300 participants from schools, science and research discussed and celebrated the great success of the research funding program Sparkling Science at the Vienna University of Technology . Workshop summaries are available in German on: Networks and Partnerships, Competencies and Qualifications, Scientific Output, Innovative Instruction, Supportive Framework and Acceptance of Citizen Science.

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New publication on the national and international citizen science landscape published

The brochure on citizen science initiatives, networks, platforms and funding offers a comprehensive overview of the current national and international citizen science landscape. It shows that Austria is at the forefront of this movement. The publication can be downloaded online or ordered free of charge as a print version at .

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Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society Brokerage Event

Are you planning to hand in an application for the Horizon 2020 Call "Science with and for Society Program"? On January 16, 2020, a networking event will take place in Brussels (Belgium) to form a consortium. The event is organized by SiS.net3, the international network of national contact points (NCPs) and in cooperation with the EU.

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SAVE THE DATE: Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2020 - Submit now!

The 6th Austrian Citizen Science conference takes place from the 6th to the 8th of May 2020. The transdisciplinary conference takes place in the heart of Vienna/Austria and focuses on the Topic "Citizen Science: Anspruch und Bedeutung". Besides a manifold conference program excursions to current Citizen Science projects and a Science Slam are offered.

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AGIT 2020: connecting spatially - Submit now!

AGIT will take place from 8 to 10 July 2020 in Salzburg. As an annual meeting point for innovation, networking and further education in the field of geoinformation, AGIT calls with a Citizen Science theme either after full or short papers by 1 February 2020, as an application contribution with a strong practical relevance until 26 February 2020 or as a poster until 1 May 2020!

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12th Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation

10 December 2019 - 12 December 2019

Annual science communication conference

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Meeting AG "Citizen Science at/with schools"

10 December 2019

Netzwerktreffen der AG "Citizen Science an/mit Schulen" für eine erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaft und Schule


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