8th November 2016, Berlin

We are organizing a European Stakeholder Round Table on Citizen and DIY Science and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as part of the Horizon 2020 project ´DITOs – Doing-It-Together Science`.

The event will be held on Tuesday 8th November 2016 at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

This round table is the first of a series of stakeholder events that ECSA is organizing with the objective of improving the link between Citizen and DIY Science and the political sphere. Throughout the DITOs project, ECSA and its members will coordinate European and national Stakeholder Round Tables on cross-cutting RRI issues, such as gender equality and the inclusion of disadvantaged groups, ethics, the involvement of SMEs and industry, and methods of evaluating DITOs activities.




09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome
Katrin Vohland, ECSA and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Presentation)

10:10 Keynote
RRI and Citizen Science
Dr. Philippe Galiay, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (Presentation)

10:20 Presentation
Open Science Policy Platform and its linkages to Citizen and DIY Science

Ron Dekker, Open Science Policy Platform, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (Presentation)

10:30 Lightning Talks
Projects and reflections on common ground of Citizen and DIY Science

Egle Marija Ramanauskaite, Human Computation Institute & Technarium hackerspace (Presentation)
Helen Pritchard, Citizen Sense, Goldsmith, University of London (Presentation)
Imane Baïz, Université Paris Descartes, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (UPD CRI Paris) (Presentation)

11:00 Coffee

11:15 Interactive session I
How responsible is Citizen Science?
Fermin Serrano, Foundation Ibercivis, Chair ECSA Working Group on CS and RRI
11:20 RRI in a nutshell, Daniel Garcia, La Caixa Foundation & RRI Tools Project (Presentaion)
11:30 Responsibility in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research, Dr. Thomas Völker, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (Presentation)
11:40 World Café for Discussion on Citizen Science and RRI areas (Report)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Interactive session II
Linking Citizen Science and DIY Science to policy

Dr. Marc Lipinski,CNRS, ECSA Policy Working Group
13:30 How can Citizen Science be relevant to policy? Martin Brocklehurst, Chair of ECSA Policy Working Group (Presentation)
13:45 Introduction to DITOs policy work, Claudia Göbel, DITOs Project Officer at ECSA (Presentation)
14:00 Interactive group work with Dr. Aleksandra Berditchevskaia (Tekiu), Imane Baïz, Martin Brocklehurst

14:45 Coffee

15:00 Parallel workshops
Identifying policy recommendations

Gaia Agnello, DITOs Project Officer at ECSA

1 DIYBio – Regulations, creative and societal change potential
Lucas Evers, Waag Society

2 Cross-border cooperation for environmental sustainability
Paweł Wyszomirski, Meritum

16:00 Wrap-up and closing discussion

16:30 End of the meeting


Come to discuss with us the links between RRI, Citizen Science and DIY approaches and help us mapping priorities in the European landscape. Your participation to this event will be valuable to gather inputs from European stakeholders on their needs and barriers to conduct Citizen Science and DIY.

We ask you to register to participate in the event.

Registration has now been closed. If you want to consult if there are places on the waiting list, please get in touch.


Adjacent events

Sun-Mon / 06.-07.11.2016
Workshop: 2nd Nature – Sustainable Innovation through Bio Inspiration
Info & registration

Mon / 07.11.2016 / 18:30
Public Event: Public Participation in Bio-Innovation
Info & registration

Wed / 09.11.2016 / 08:30-18:00
DITOs Round Table Review and Consortium Board Meeting
More information on this internal consortium meeting here


Looking very much forward to seeing you in Berlin!

The ECSA Team


This event is kindly hosted by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science.


This event is part of the Berlin Science Week:

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