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Verso una strategia condivisa per la citizen science in Italia

Agnello, G; Sforzi, A; Berditchevskaia, A; (2018) Verso una strategia condivisa per la citizen science in Italia. DITOS Consortium: London, UK. Green open access

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Over the last decade, a growing number of countries in Europe have acknowledged the potential of citizen science as an effective model to inspire the science-policy interface and its role in the context of Responsible Research and Innovation. This has led to the establishment of national networks to facilitate coordination and communication of projects´ goals, methodologies and achievements and have developed national strategies to engage citizens in science, identifying recommendations for actions on how to develop and implement citizen science at national level. Whilst recently citizen science initiatives have become increasingly common in Italy, there is the need to promote an open dialogue between the scientific community, citizen science practitioners and decision makers, ultimately to build a strong partnership at national level. This report summarises the main outcomes of the round table “Towards a shared strategy for citizen science in Italy”, which took place on 5-6th April 2018 in Grosseto and Rome (Italy). The round table was associated to a preliminary meeting of the national citizen science community and a Discovery Trip, or delegation visit: an innovative format to create knowledge transfer between citizen science experts, academics and decision makers. During the 2-days event, 43 national stakeholders exchanged knowledge on the state of the art of citizen science at national and international level, and collaborated to identify a process and initial roadmap of actions towards strengthening the existing network and developing a strategy to implement and sustain citizen science in Italy. Participants have set strategic short, medium and long-term objectives along with an action plan required to achieve them. The event was promoted by the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), Tekiu Ltd, the National Academy of Sciences called XL and the Maremma Natural History Museum, as part of the policy engagement strategy for Responsible Research and Innovation developed and implemented within the Doing It Together Science (DITOs) project, funded under the Horizon 2020 framework. The summary of the discussion here provided intends to be a starting point for future work and reference document to be disseminated to a wide range of italian stakeholders, to advocate for the potential of citizen science for society, science and policy and to ensure an open and transparent process of national development of citizen science. As such, the full report is available only in Italian.

Type: Report
Title: Verso una strategia condivisa per la citizen science in Italia
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.togetherscience.eu/
Language: Italian
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070105
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