Step Change is a project focusing on Citizen Science, funded under the H2020 programme of the European Commission. The project is implementing five Citizen Science Initiatives (CSIs) in the fields of health, energy, and the environment. The CSIs tackle the topics of wildlife conservation in Slovenia, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK, energy communities in Germany, infectious disease outbreak preparedness in Italy, and off-grid renewable energy in rural Uganda. The goal of the project is to explore the potential of citizen science while formulating recommendations for better cementing this approach within research and innovation institutions.
If you would like to learn more about our Citizen Science Initiatives, please click on the links below:
Step Change - Energy Communities/Tenant electricity
STEP CHANGE: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
STEP CHANGE: Demonstration of the Potential of Renewable Energy for Productive Use in Rural Uganda
STEP CHANGE: Infectious Disease Outbreak Preparedness
STEP CHANGE: Wildlife conservation in Slovenia
The project, launched in March 2021, will draw on the expertise of 11 partners from 7 European countries and Uganda, to increase the mutual responsiveness of science and society while boosting the capacity of scientific investigation over phenomena that cannot be completely seized within conventional disciplinary boundaries.
STEP CHANGE builds on the assumption that citizen science can play an even broader societal and scientific role than is generally acknowledged. The overall objective of the project is to explore the potential of citizen science and to formulate recommendations and instruments for better cementing this approach within R&I institutions as well as changing researchers’ mindsets on its value.