If you are a citizen from Greece, Spain, Lithuania, or the Netherlands, this is your chance to express your opinion, views, and concerns on Citizen Science!
In order to set up the Citizen Science Hubs in the involved Universities, first we have to better understand the current landscape of citizen science in each local ecosystem. More specifically, we aim at gaining a deeper understanding of the requirements and motivations of different stakeholders (research, public administration, private sector, civil society) for active engagement in the Citizen Science Hubs.
To this end, we have designed a large-scale survey that seeks to capture the dominant perceptions around citizen science and shed light on drivers and barriers that shape their willingness to actively participate in the Citizen Science Hubs. The survey is structured by means of an online questionnaire through the EU survey tool and is provided in 5 languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, Greek and Lithuanian.
The survey lasts about 10 minutes and the collected data is anonymous, ensuring respondents’ privacy. It can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/INCENTIVE-Survey-2021-EN
The results of this survey will be presented in a report about Quadruple Helix stakeholders’ requirements and motivations, together with the relevant literature review and the analysis of in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, external to the participating Universities. The outcomes of this report will feed the development of the Citizen Science Hubs, and especially the incentivizing methods and engagement techniques that will be used later in the project.