The adoption of open science approaches and policies can benefit citizen science by increasing its visibility and creating opportunities for collaboration, ensuring data persistence, and securing its legacies and impacts in scientific research and policy. At the same time, citizen science is an approach to make research in its many facets more participatory. This working group seeks to:
(1) explore interrelations between citizen science and open science
(2) foster the exchange of experiences and gather good practices at the intersections between citizen science and open science
(3) channel opportunities for the citizen science community towards engaging in regional policy processes on how citizen science is addressed as part of open science
(4) help to reduce the technical, legal and other barriers that prevent ECSA members and their partners from adopting open science policies and approaches that could maximize the long-term impact of their programmes.