Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
European Institute for Participatory Media
Name of the organization/project in English: 
European Institute for Participatory Media
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Research institute
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EIPCM is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, research and development of participatory platforms, knowledge tools and next-generation media ecosystems. Our work aims at enabling organizations, industry and society at large to take advantage of new participatory forms of content and media creation, delivery and utilization based on real-life needs of European citizens and society. EIPCM has an extensive track record in socio-technical design and development of participatory platforms, collective awareness, crowdsourcing and collective intelligence systems and applications, especially for social innovation and sustainability. Our current projects include work on citizen engagement and crowdsourcing for social innovation and sustainability related to different forms and frontiers of citizen science (from data collection through collective sensing, to crowdsourced data collection, to applications integrating machine and collective intelligence, to citizen co-reation and co-design of solution ideas to social challenges).
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
Our project CHEST - Collective enHanced Environment for Social Tasks, running within the EU CAPS programme (Collective Awareness Platforms for Social Innovation and Sustainability), has been supporting - with funding, coaching and crowd tools - more than 60 initiatives and projects building on citizen engagement and collective intelligence for solving societal challenges. EIPCM ensures the bottom-up engagement of European citizens and social innovation communities in participatory social innovation processes. In the SmartH2O project, we are involved in the development of novel solutions for water saving through collective intelligence, smart systems and citizen engagement. This involves end-users in the data collection and data analysis processes for developing new solutions for sustainable water demand management. EIPCM's work on participatory platforms, collective intelligence and citizen engagement for social innovation and sustainability is related to different forms of citizen science (from data collection through collective sensing, to crowdsourced data collection, to applications integrating machine and collective intelligence, to citizen co-reation and co-design of solution ideas to social challenges).