REINFORCE — Bridging the gap between Science and Society through Citizen Science

Description and Scope

Citizen science interventions are becoming more and more relevant across all scientific disciplines and the humanities and it can potentially bring a wide variety of benefits to researchers, citizens, policy makers and society across the research and innovation cycle. Nevertheless, there are difficulties setting up citizen science initiatives, for example in terms of choosing the optimum methodologies and ensuring balanced participation of citizens.

The Webinar aims at introducing the REINFORCE project to the European Research community and to the broad public of potential citizen scientists, focusing mostly on the four Citizen Science Demonstrators that will be developed within the project. REINFORCE will create a series of cutting-edge citizen science projects on frontier Physics research, with citizen scientists making a genuine and valued contribution to managing the data avalanche, with the aim of reaching the following impacts:

  • Generating a change in awareness and understanding of basic research and its impact on society;


Main Takeaways:

  • Understanding what is the potential of citizen science for society

Who should attend:

  • EU Research community in Physics field


11:00–11:05 — Welcome and introduction

11:05–11:15 — Citizen engagement strategy (WP2)

11:15–11:25 — Gravitational Wave noise hunting (WP3)

11:25–11:35 — Deep Sea Hunters (WP4)

11:35–11:45 — Search for New Particles at the LHC (WP5)

11:45–11:55 — Cosmic Muons Images (WP6)

11:55–12:00 — Case Study presentation

12:00–12:10 — Q&A


Key Speakers:




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Minimizing the gap between Science and Society through Citizen Science — H2020 funded project