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Policy, strategy,
governance and partnerships

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Policy, strategy,
governance and partnerships

This working group has the aim of informing on and advocating for the value of Citizen Science for achieving policy goals such as understanding and enriching the environment, dealing with the effects of climate change, enhancing the public’s relationships with research and with the natural world.

It seeks to promote the benefits and impacts of Citizen Science to policymakers and those who influence them, to collect case studies and research evidence about policy outcomes of Citizen Science activities, as well as to represent policy-related goals and achievements to ECSA’s members and governance structures.


Working Group

  • Björn Huwe, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • David Slawson, OPAL, Imperial College London, UK
  • Elizabeth Tyson, Woodrow Wilson Centre, US
  • Fermin Serrano Senz, Foundation Ibercivis
  • Katherine Mathieson, British Science Association, UK
  • Hilary Geoghegan, University of Reading
  • Marc Lipinski, National Centre for Scientific Research, France
  • Micheál Lehane, Environment Protection Agency, Ireland
  • Patricia Tiago, University of Lisbon – Biodiversity4All, Portugal
  • Poppy Lakeman Fraser, OPAL, Imperial College London, UK
  • Roeland Samson, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Simone Branchini, University of Bologna, Italy
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Activity plan

Past achievements

How to get involved

To join this working group, please contact the chair(s) by email, outlining your experience and which activities you are interested in.