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Are we all in this together? – How can we make science more inclusive, empowering, and equitable for our fellow citizens?

Published on 30.3.2023
Tampere Universities
Welcome to seminar!

As the effects of climate change worsen, researchers, stakeholders, and citizens are increasingly partnering on citizen science (CS) projects to gather and analyze data to make our communities more sustainable, resilient, and safe. Yet, a persistent concern is whether CS projects are actively engaging citizens most affected by different conditions or proposed remedies. This open public seminar presents examples of Tampere-area projects that have used different strategies to make their citizen science more inclusive, equitable, and empowering for participating citizens and stakeholders. It is free and open for all interested. Welcome!

Date and time: 19.4.2023 09:00-12:00

Place: Lecture hall A1 in Tampere University Main building, City Centre Campus (Kalevantie 4, Tampere) or online via Zoom, through this link. (Meeting ID: 646 4531 3542, passcode 994118).

Registration: You are welcome to attend the seminar online without pre-registration. However, if are participating on-site and you would like to join coffee service, please, sign up for the seminar by 10.4.2023 with this form. That way we’ll know how much servings to order and can avoid food waste.


9:00  Pauliina Lehtonen, TAU: Welcome and opening words
9:05 Liisa Häikiö, TAU: Introducing STUE profiling area

9:15 Maya van den Berg, University of Twente & Ana Daniel, University of Aveiro: Introducing ECIE and RESILIENT projects
9:30 Päivi Honkatukia, TAU: Co-research with young refugees in Finland - reflections from the ALL-YOUTH project
10:00 Sonja Rapo, Wild Zone NGO: The experimental side of citizen science – improving urban biodiversity through trials and iterations

Coffee break 10.30-10.45

10:45 Kirsi Pauliina Kallio, Jouni Häkli & Miki Mäkelä, TAU: Empowering urban cycling through citizen science
11:15 Erkki Kaukonen, Rautajärvi village: Citizen science and resilience projects in Rautajärvi area
11:45 Open discussion & closing words

The seminar is organised by ECIE pilot - Establishing a community on empowering, inclusive and equitable citizen science within ECIU - and the Resilient Communities of practice, funded by ECIU-SMART-ER RESILIENT seed funding in collaboration with STUE -Sustainable Transformation of Urban Environments. ECIE-pilot research is being conducted at six institutions that are members of the ECIU consortium: University of Twente, University of Aveiro, Dublin City University, Kaunas University of Technology, Linköping University, and Tampere University.

More information: pauliina.lehtonen [at] (pauliina[dot]lehtonen[at]tuni[dot]fi), raul.castanodelarosa [at] (raul[dot]castanodelarosa[at]tuni[dot]fi)