19 Jan 2023
Report provides models for scaling up citizen science
The Policy Support Facility has published a thematic report on 'Scaling up citizen science' which addresses success factors and challenges of (up)scaling citizen science projects and initiatives across Europe. It provides eight key areas of action for policymakers aimed at supporting the (up)scaling of citizen science projects and initiatives across Europe. The authors argue that (up)scaling should be a responsible and inclusive process, context- and domain-dependent, aligned with the logics of the initiatives, driven by common scientific questions and common social challenges. The proces should be built on proven impact, related to science and scientific literacy, inclusion, regulatory frameworks, and matters of concern (e.g., environmental, societal).
The report can be downloaded here: