Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
Name of the organization/project in English: 
Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Please select the type of your organization/project: 
Government Body
Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.: 
Sparkling Science is a research programme of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) which started in 2007 and adopts an unconventional way in the promotion of young scientists that is unique in Europe. The specific characteristic of the programme: in so far 260* projects (200 of them have already been finished) scientists worked and work side by side with young people in current scientific research projects.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
Developing and carrying out funding measures
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
Programs Sparkling Science and Top Citizen Science
Project URL:,
Brief description of project: 
Funding of citizen science projects with schools