7th September 2016, Brussels

The ECSA Policy Working Group is organizing a briefing for the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) ´Citizen Science is not an idea – it´s the future´. The event will take place on 7th September 2016 at the European Parliament in Brussels.

This will be a great opportunity to inform MEPs on the global development of Citizen Science. Particularly, the aim is to raise awareness on the value of Citizen Science in regards to decision-making and to explore how this approach can be incorporated in European and national level policies. In addition, we will take the opportunity to present the recently awarded EU Horizon 2020 project ´DITOs – Do It Together Science`, as it represents a great tool for linking Citizen Science and DIY European community to policy-makers.

If you are interested in attedning the event, please contact Martin Brocklehurst (find contact below) and provide the following details:

  • Family name
  • First name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Type of ID document
  • Number of ID document
  • Details of any special asistance that may be required

If you like the idea, you can also support us by contacting your Parliament Members and invite them to attend the event. You can download the meeting agenda .

and send it directly to the MEPs representing your country!

Following the link below you can search for the MEPs of interest for you:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/search.html?country=DE

Your help is crucial to get together as many MEPs as possible and discuss about Citizen Science and its potential!

The event is being coordinated by Martin Brocklehurst and Marc Lipinski, founder members of ECSA and sponsored by MEP Michele Rivasi, Member of the EU Environment, Public Health & Food Safety Committee.

Please save the date in your diary. We very much hope to see you at this unique event which will for the first time link the emerging EU Citizen Science community with its representatives at the Euroepan Parliament.

 

Contact for further details:

Martin Brocklehurst, Hon Chair of the ECSA Policy Committee

Marc Lipinski, Member of the ECSA Policy Committee

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