This is the home base of the ECSA working group on Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equity.
We work with organisers of projects in Citizen Science and Community-Based Research to co-create resources and facilitate exchange on inclusiveness, equity and empowerment in participatory research. The overall aim is that that more people from more diverse backgrounds can participate in such participatory research activities, shape them according to their wishes and generate impacts that address their needs.
On this website you can find out who we are, what we do and how to get involved.
This working group has been created by and for organisers of projects in Citizen Science, Community-Based Research and other forms of participatory research, people doing research on these approaches, and generally people interested in discussing and co-creating resources on inclusiveness, equity and empowerment in participatory research.
Current working group members include:
We're regularly updating this page - if you consider yourself a member and your name is not yet included here - please put it on this list, so we know you want it here.
The working group was set up at the General Assembly in ECSA in Geneva June 2018 in cooperation with the Living Knowledge Network for science shops and community-based research.
The background for the group is a joint interest from the field of citizen science and community-based research for increased cooperation, exchange of experiences and development of methods - which is one of the three strategic pillars in the ECSA strategy. This, we hope, will contribute to strengthening the focus on empowerment of civil society as focus and impact of citizen science activities.
Call for co-creation: We are currently co-creating the detailed description of purpose of activities of this working group with our members - please go here to take a look and contribute!
Our current activities include:
If you're interested in these - please see the section below on how to get involved.
We're always open for new ideas and suggestions for joint activities - that what is working group is about! Please be in touch.
The working group is supported by ECSA and the Living Knowledge Network.
We are working on Community Participation Guidelines to state the principles of how we want to work together.
We generally use English to communicate, other languages are welcome.
We document our activities and and in this shared folder.
You are warmly invited to:
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Last updated 01.08.2019