During this Community of Practice (CoP) we are going to examine questions linked to the relation between scientific activities and the general public. Changes in society must be reflected in the scientific community who, at the same time, needs to support and engage on science-related initiatives.

During two weeks we are going to work on citizen science, as a way to enhance the relationship between individuals and the scientific community and examine by which means this relation can be reinforced and which are the challenges that us, as society and individuals, must face.


Between the 7th and the 20th of July 2014 learn about the topic and join the discussion by accessing:


Fermin Serrano Sanz is the Executive Director at Fundacion Ibercivis and the Citizen Science Research Group Leader at Instituto de Biocomputacion y Fisica de Sistemas Complejos – BIFI. Fermin has a Masters degree in Innovation Management and Computer Science.


Dr. Chrystalla Lymbouridou teaches science at Agios Styliano School Lakatamia, Cyprus and is Scientix Deputy Ambassador for Cyprus. Chrystalla has a PhD in Science Education from the University of Sheffield


Dr. Valentina Amorese completed a PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics in 2010 with a thesis on the relationship between science and society comparing Italy to the UK on genetically modified organisms.  She collaborated with research centres and universities on a number of projected related to science with, and for society. In January 2014 she started working on the RRI Tools project at Fondazione Cariplo.[:]