COESO - Connecting Research and Society
COESO stands for Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues. Using a cascade funding scheme, the project enables 10 small SSH-focused citizen science projects across Europe and collaborates with the research teams to identify and document their specific needs and challenges. Additionally, the research teams provde valuable input to help COESO develop an online hub called VERA (vera.operas-eu.org) where researchers and engaged stakeholders gather together and co-create participatory research projects . Furthermore, COESO advocates for enhanced financial support for citizen science projects in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
The COESO project fosters the growth of citizen science/participatory research in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) by engaging with and bridging the European social sciences and humanities community, the citizen science community, and the open scholarly communication community. COESO endeavors to overcome the obstacles that hinder the development of citizen science in the social sciences and humanities.
Funding bodies: European Comission