The conference was held at Charlemagne building in Brussels and it was moderated by Fermín Serrano, Socientize project coordinator

The event opened by talks about policy makers and Citizen Science, started with MEP Mr. Pablo Echenique.

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John Magan, deputy head of Unit Digital Science at DG Connect said «it’s a great conference, modest size but hopefully large impact, like the project itself!».

ITU Telecom representative Joseph Gaylord presented case stories of social innovators worldwide; and José Miguel Rubio, research program officer of DG RTD, made some fine comments about the environmental, technological and scientifics values of citizen science.

After this, Fermín Serrano, introduced the White Paper of the Citizen Science in Europe, highlighting the most important conclusions and recommendations at the diferent levels. Then it was the time to review two of the Socientize’s experiments: UrbanBees, introduced by his PM Isabelle Bonhoure, Universidad de Barcelona, and Antimatter, by Michael Doser, Researcher at CERN.

The review of EC funded projects related with Citizen Science, started with itizen Cyberlab, Francois Grey, Coordinator CCC; Scientix, Gina Mihai, Science Team EUN; ICT-ART-CONNECT, Pieter Jan Valgaeren, Researcher iMinds; FET2020, Giuseppe Saija, Project Manager Youris; and RRI Tools, Daniel Garcia, Science Communication Officer Fundación La Caixa.

After a coffe break, it was time to review Citizen Science initiatives like Ibercivis, with Victor Castelo, e-Infrastructures advisor, CSIC-MINECO; the European Citizen Science Association, ECSA, represented by Claudia Göbel, Museum für Naturkunde de Berlín, who invited the audience to the General Assembly; the Open Knowledge Belgium, Pieter Colpaert, Researcher OKFN; ; the iMAL, Yves Bernard, Director iMAL; and the well known Zooniverse, represented by Sarah Kendrew, Scientist Zooniverse. Unfortunatelly and due to logistic issues, FutureEverything could not be represented by Drew Hemment, member of the Socientize advisory borad.

During the debate, we discussed about data policy, digital social sciences, educational aspects, grassroots funding and future plans. Another future event was also mentioned.

Socientize thanks all the speakers and participatns for the talks and interactions. We hope this event contributed to strengthen links among people and project, towards a better future and, as Pieter said, to change the world. In the next few days we will upload here the full list of participants, presentations and videos.

New album on Facebook «Summary of the Conference on Citizen Science in Europe Monday 22».

Album on Flickr. Come and visit the photos from the conference.

The conference was held at Charlemagne building in Brussels and it was moderated by Fermín Serrano, Socientize project coordinator

The event opened by talks about policy makers and Citizen Science, started with MEP Mr. Pablo Echenique.

Video with

John Magan, deputy head of Unit Digital Science at DG Connect said «it’s a great conference, modest size but hopefully large impact, like the project itself!».

ITU Telecom representative Joseph Gaylord presented case stories of social innovators worldwide; and José Miguel Rubio, research program officer of DG RTD, made some fine comments about the environmental, technological and scientifics values of citizen science.

After this, Fermín Serrano, introduced the White Paper of the Citizen Science in Europe, highlighting the most important conclusions and recommendations at the diferent levels. Then it was the time to review two of the Socientize’s experiments: UrbanBees, introduced by his PM Isabelle Bonhoure, Universidad de Barcelona, and Antimatter, by Michael Doser, Researcher at CERN.

The review of EC funded projects related with Citizen Science, started with Citizen Cyberlab, Francois Grey, Coordinator CCC; Scientix, Gina Mihai, Science Team EUN; ICT-ART-CONNECT, Pieter Jan Valgaeren, Researcher iMinds; FET2020, Giuseppe Saija, Project Manager Youris; and RRI Tools, Daniel Garcia, Science Communication Officer Fundación La Caixa.

After a coffee break, it was time to review Citizen Science initiatives like Ibercivis, with Victor Castelo, e-Infrastructures advisor, CSIC-MINECO; the European Citizen Science Association, ECSA, represented by Claudia Göbel, Museum für Naturkunde de Berlín, who invited the audience to the General Assembly; the Open Knowledge Belgium, Pieter Colpaert, Researcher OKFN; ; the iMAL, Yves Bernard, Director iMAL; and the well known Zooniverse, represented by Sarah Kendrew, Scientist Zooniverse. Unfortunately and due to logistic issues, FutureEverything could not be represented by Drew Hemment, member of the Socientize advisory board.

During the debate, we discussed about data policy, digital social sciences, educational aspects, grassroots funding and future plans. Another future event was also mentioned.

Socientize thanks all the speakers and participants for the talks and interactions. We hope this event contributed to strengthen links among people and project, towards a better future and, as Pieter said, to change the world. In the next few days we will upload here the full list of participants, presentations and videos.

New album on Facebook «Summary of the Conference on Citizen Science in Europe Monday 22».

Album on Flickr. Come and visit the photos from the conference.

A conferência realizou-se no edíficio Charlemagne em Bruxelas e foi moderada por Fermín Serrano, coordenador do projecto Socientize.

O evento começou com a sessão «Decisores políticos e Ciência Cidadã» com uma intervenção de um membro do Parlamento Europeu – Pablo Echenique.

Este video inclui ainda as intervenções de:

John Magan, responsável da Unidade de Ciência Digital na DG Connect que afirmou » esta é uma conferência fantástica, de tamanho modesto mas que esperamos venha a ter um grande impacto, tal como o projecto SOCIENTIZE!».

Joseph Gaylord, representante da ITU Telecom que apresentou exemplos de inovadores sociais em todo o mundo;

José Miguel Rubio, membro do programa de investigação da DG RTD, fez alguns comentários sobre o valor ambiental, tecnológico e científico da Ciência Cidadã.

Em seguida, Fermín Serrano apresentou o Livro Branco sobre Ciência Cidadã na Europa, destacando as conlusões mais importantes e as recomendações feitas a diferentes níveis.  Após esta apresentação, foram apresentadasas duas aplicações subcontratadas pelo Socientize: UrbanBees, apresentada por Isabelle Bonhoure, Universidad de Barcelona, e Antimatter por Michael Doser, investigador no CERN.

Uma visita a vários projectos em Ciência Cidadã financiados pela Comissão Europeia começou com  pelo projecto Citizen Cyberlab por Francois Grey, Coordinador do CCC; seguido pelo projecto Scientix por Gina Mihai, da equipa EUN. Depois, ICT-ART-CONNECT foi apresentado por Pieter Jan Valgaeren, investigador no iMinds. Giuseppe Saija, gestor do projecto Youris falou sobre o projecto FET2020. Por fim, o projecto RRI Tools foi apresentado por Daniel Garcia, do Gabinete de Comunicação de Ciência da Fundación La Caixa.

Após uma pausa, diversas iniciativas de Ciência foram apresentadas: Ibercivis por Victor Castelo (consultor sobre e-Infrastructures, CSIC-MINECO); a Associação Europeia de Ciência Cidadã, ECSA, representada por Claudia Göbel do Museum für Naturkunde de Berlín, que convidou a aundiência para a Assembleia Geral; o Open Knowledge Belgium por Pieter Colpaert, investigador no OKFN;  o projecto iMAL, Yves Bernard, Director iMAL; e o bem conhecido Zooniverse, representado por Sarah Kendrew, cientista Zooniverse. Infelizmente e por questões logísticas, o projecto FutureEverything não foi apresentado por Drew Hemment, membro da comissão externa de aconselhamento do Socientize.

Durante o debate aberto, sobre discutidas questões sobre política de dados, ciências sociais digitais, aspectos educativos, financiamento de comunidades locais e planos futuros. A possibilidade da organizado de um novo evento também foi referido.

O consórcio Socientize agradece a todos os palestrantes e participantes pelas suas apresentações e intervenções. Esperamos que este evento tenha contribuido para fortalecer a ligação entre os diferentes participantes e projectos, em direcção a um futuro melhor, e como o Pieter diz, e mudando o mundo. Nos próximos dias serão disponibilizados a lista completa de participantes, apresentações e videos.

Album no Facebook «Summary of the Conference on Citizen Science in Europe Monday 22».

Album no Flickr com as fotografias da conferência.