Workshop WG 4: Citizen Science & Social Innovations

Workshop WG 4 : Citizen Science & Social Innovations

Estimated period:  15-16 April 2019 (2 days)
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Estimated number of participants: 15
Submission: is due 1st of February 2019.
Notification about acceptance: is expected until 15th of February 2019.

Social Innovations are understood as new ideas or initiatives that make it possible to meet our society’s challenges in areas such as the environment, education, employment, culture, health, economic development and to achieve social goals (Vinals & Rodriguez, 2013). Citizens can contribute to solving of social problems through different initiatives and projects resulting also in citizen science. Many citizen-science projects serve education and social goals, thus opening an arena for development of social innovations. In this workshop, we will discuss how citizen science can contribute society’s goals and development of social innovations.

Who Can Apply?

Early-Career Investigators (ECI) (individuals who are within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent) in different fields;  senior researchers,  as well as practitioners in the field of citizen science and/or social innovations. Applications will be assessed and up to 15 participants will be invited. We expect to be able to fund about 10 participants.

We aim to achieve a balanced representation of disciplines, gender and countries, with particular emphasis on ECI and applicants from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (see the list here - http://www.cost.eu/about_cost/strategy/excellence-inclusiveness).

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to:

  • Fill out the application form 
  • Prepare and upload a 250-word motivation letter, expressing their interest in the workshop.
  • Prepare and upload a short CV - max 2 pages. In the same document containing the CV, if applicable, describe also their role/contribution in/to the COST Action 15212 (e.g., Working Group Member, contributor to a publication, etc.).
    Please upload your CV and motivation letter in the application form!

The organizing committee will assess the eligible contributions following these criteria:

  • Scientific/technical quality of contribution (max. 5 score points).
  • Interest of the submitted contribution to the WG and Action goals (max. 5 score points)

For further information regarding applications, please consult:

  • Eglė Butkevičienė <egle [dot] butkeviciene [at] ktu [dot] lt> Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Loreta Tauginienė <lotaugi [at] mruni [dot] eu> Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 09:30 to Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 17:00
Venue: 
Kaunas University of Technology
44249 Kaunas
Lithuania