The European Citizen Science Forum is organised by the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris) and Tekiu Ltd, as part of the EU's DITOs (Doing It Together science) project. With the support of the French Secretary of State for Research & Higher Education, the City of Paris and the cultural association Creature, the event will include a European Stakeholder Round Table, a participatory concert and citizen-led debates.

1) European Stakeholder Round Table (14:00-18:30) [ENGLISH]
Despite interest in building relationships from policy makers, research institutions and citizen science initiatives, there is still a substantial gap in understanding between them. In order for citizen science to continue to fulfil its potential, a more inclusive dialogue connecting the grassroots communities with the various institutions within the research, industry and policy ecosystems needs to take place.

The roundtable will cover issues such as motivations for engaging, transparency, support and new visions for the future of science, with a focus on helping to build the relationships between institutions and citizen science communities. The sessions will encourage discussions between representatives of the many different stakeholders that are vital to the practice of citizen science and its future within the research and innovation ecosystem. We are pleased to confirm the participation of Thierry Mandon, the French Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, and Francois Houllier, the Acting President of Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC). The roundtable will be held in front of a public audience and streamed online, in a participatory format.

2) Participatory Concert (18:30-20:00)

3) Citizen-led debates as part of La Nuit des Débats (20:00-22:00)  [FR/ENG]
The Mayor’s Office of Paris has invited us to collaborate on this annual event where citizens organise debates across Paris on a number of different topics. We will be facilitating Science cafés about public engagement in Citizen Science and Biodesign.


Find out more about the event here and here



March 25th 2017 | 14:00-22:00

Attendance to the event is free. Please book your place through Eventbrite.

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