INCENTIVE is a cross-national 3-year long Coordination and Support Action (01/02/2021- 31/01/2024), supported by the European Union within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme.

It aims to demonstrate the potential of citizen science through the co-creation, establishment and assessment of Citizen Science Hubs (CSH) in four European Universities:

  • University of Twente (the Netherlands)

  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)

By doing so, the project will accelerate the transition of these institutions to more inclusive, open and democratic innovation and scientific governance, under the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation. Moreover, the project seeks to deliver a legacy to European and international research institutes on how to create and operate their own CSH with the aim to secure a democratic and collaborative way of designing, implementing and monitoring scientific progress and technological growth.

PROJECT TITLE Establishing Citizen Science Hubs in European Research Performing and Funding Organisations to drive institutional change and ground Responsible Research and Innovation in society.
TOPIC SwafS-23-2020 Grounding RRI in Society with a focus on citizen science
TYPE OF ACTION Coordination and Support Action
START DATE 1 February 2021
DURATION 36 months
COORDINATOR Universiteit Twente