Working Groups

ECSA working groups carry out strategic work around a particular theme related to citizen science. Membership of an ECSA working group is open to all ECSA members, and the groups decide themselves which activities to work on. Their achievements and future plans are presented to other ECSA members at our annual general assembly

Each working group is led by a chair or chairs, who are elected for two years at general assemblies. The chairs are responsible for the communication within the working group, as well as communication with ECSA headquarters, for example providing written updates for ECSA annual reports.

Suggest a
working group

ECSA members are encouraged to propose new working groups that they see as relevant for the association times. Working groups are officially established at the ECSA general assembly each year. The ECSA steering committee can approve pilot activities of a working group before a general assembly, if necessary.

For more information about how to start a working group, please read our ‘Guidelines for working groups’.

ECSA will support the development of methodologies, build capacities and develop three interrelated key competencies:

  • Promoting Sustainability through Citizen Science
  • Building a Think Tank for Citizen Science
  • Developing Participatory Methods for Cooperation, Empowerment & Impact

ECSA Working Groups carry out the strategic work within ECSA. They are led by persons who are elected for a two year period by the General Assembly. The chairs of the Working Groups are responsible for the communication within the Working Groups as well as for the communication with Headquarters. The chairs of the Working Groups report to the annual General Assembly about their work and provide written reports.

Members are encouraged to propose Working Groups they deem relevant for the association at all times. Working Groups are officially established by the ECSA General Assembly, which takes place once a year. The ECSA Steering Committee can approve pilot activities of a Working Group until a General Assembly.

Suggest a working group

Fill out the form and send it to ECSA