NEWSERA analyses and evaluates the strategies addressed to quadruple helix stakeholders in citizen science projects as the new paradigm for science communication. NEWSERA will use a bottom-up approach to co-design strategies for selected H2020 Citizen Science projects, in order to improve their science communication practices and their impact towards each quadruple helix stakeholder group.
These strategies will be developed with the involvement of science journalists and science communicators, to propose innovative ways to open up science and innovation to society, industry and policy makers, and increase trust in science communication. The project will release five innovation blueprints, that will provide guidance on how to better communicate to different audiences. These blueprints will be public and accessible to all citizen science projects.
The overall aim of NEWSERA is to show that citizen science can be used as a powerful science communication tool. Citizen science as a tool allows to: increase trust in science and in science communication; strengthen the link between science and innovation and society; and promote scientific literacy among the general public.
How to participate
The project studies the state of the art of communication in ongoing citizen science projects through surveys and interviews. The analysis is taken further through the creation of five #CitSciComm Labs, science communication labs aiming to create new and innovative science communication strategies addressed to different stakeholders. In the Labs, citizen science practitioners will also cooperate with data journalists to interlink the principles of both fields. The project will release five innovation blueprints, that will provide guidance on how to better communicate to different audiences. These blueprints will be public and accessible to all citizen science projects.
Funding bodies: European Commission
Funding program: European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program
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