ECSA General Assembly 2019

ECSA cordially invite all members to the ECSA General Assembly on April, 02nd 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, hosted at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS). The annual General Assembly is the major decision-making body of ECSA as an association under German law. Please see the ECSA Statutes and Rules of Procedure on your rights and duties as ECSA members and the General Assembly.

The GA will take place back to back to other exciting events: the BiodivERsa Citizen Science workshop on the 2nd of April, and the DITOs final event on the 3rd of April.

  • BiodivERsa Citizen Science workshop: 2nd of April, 09:00 – 12:45
  • ECSA WG meetings: 2nd of April, 09:00 – 15:15
  • ECSA GA 2019: 2nd of April, 16:30 – 18:30
  • DITOs final event: 3rd of April, 09:30 – 20:00

Registration for the DITOs final event has closed on the 1st of March.

We would appreciate it if you could let us know if you are planning to attend the ECSA GA and Working Group meetings by sending us a short email.

We are looking forward to an interesting 2 days in Brussels and a fruitful General Assembly!


Provisional AGENDA for the General Assembly 

Tuesday, 02nd April 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)

Brussels, Belgium



ECSA Working Group Meetings
Please inform the appropriate contact person(s) if you are planning to join one or several WG meetings.

09:00 - 10:00 Projects, Data, Tools and Technology
                       Location: RBINS, VIP room
                       Contact person: Jaume Piera

10:00 - 12:30 BioBlitzes
                       Location: RBINS, KC Jean Lebon room
                       Contact person: Tim Woods
                       Workshop programme

10:00 - 14:00 Empowerment, Inclusiveness, Equity
                       Location: Stickydot
                       Contact person: Claudia Göbel
                       Workshop programme

12:30 - 15:00 Air Quality
                       Location: RBINS, KC Jean Lebon room
                       Contact person: Dr. Linda Carton
                       Workshop programme

13:00 - 15:00 Learning and Education in Citizen Science
                       Location: RBINS, KC Gustave Lavalette room
                       Contact person: John Harlin

13:30 - 15:00 National Networks - new proposed WG
                       Location: RBINS, Small auditorium
                       Contact person: Daniel Doerler

13:30 - 15:00 Sharing Best Practice and Building Capacity
                       Location: RBINS, KC Annie Dhondt room
                       Contact person: Janice Ansine



ECSA General Assembly

15:00   Registration

15:30   Welcome and Opening of General Assembly - ECSA Vice Chair Lucy Robinson

             Procedures and Housekeeping

             Presentation of the Annual Report 2017 - ECSA HQ Team

             Presentation of the Development Strategy 2019/20 - Lucy Robinson

             Presentation and approval of Budget for 2019/20 - Svetlana Klessova



             1.  Approval of the Electoral Committee

             2.  Presentation of Candidates for the Advisory Board

             3.  Election of the Advisory Board Members


             Working Groups

             Report from the Chairs of the 2018 - 2020 ECSA Working Groups


             EU-Citizen.Science - Input from Members

             To be determined


             ECSA General Assembly 2020




18:30   Close of the 2019 ECSA General Assembly

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