The common goal of the working group is to establish measurable, easy-to-understand criteria for citizen science networks. Project leaders from citizen science projects, as well as the general public of the countries represented in the working group, will be consulted in several steps of the process. To facilitate wider involvement, the necessary documents will be translated into the respective languages to avoid exclusion due to language barriers.
In 2020, the characteristics, criteria, definitions and typologies collected from literature so far will be grouped and refined in a transparent process. An important part of the work will be to document the process, so that people can see which of these form the basis of each single criterion in the final criteria catalogue.