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In this section you can find our blog posts as well our latest news and events. We invite you to comment and share your own reflections beneath each item, if you feel inspired . Any insight, experience or reflection that promote an open dialogue on our shared commitment to increase youth social inclusion in Europe through Youth Citizen Science is welcome!

YouCount Denmark wins prize for best poster at the Engaging Citizen Science Conference

YouCount and SEEDS organised a workshop on empowering youth through Youth Citizen (Social) Science at the Engaging Citizen Science Conference in Aarhus, Denmark. In the poster session, the Danish YouCount team won the prize for best poster. Our colleagues Cathrine Winther (PhD student, Aalborg University), Michael Søgaard Jørgen...
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10 Key Learnings from our Knowledge Sharing Webinars

YouCount and EIE WG organised three webinars in autumn 2021. In the webinars, we explored how to open research and innovation to young people in the form of Youth Citizen Social Science to make social change. This is what YouCount learned: #1 There is a large interest in the topic of Youth Citizen Social Science with 90 percent (168 people) of thos...
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YouCount Celebrates its Female Researchers on International Women's Day

8th of March marks the International Day of Women worldwide. A day to celebrate and recognise the great women of past, present, and future. A day to advocate for empowerment, equality, and inclusion. This year the global campaign by UN Women focuses on equality for sustainability. For a positive lasting impact on our environment, economic and ...
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Thank you 2021!...Welcome 2022!

Thank you 2021! 2021 has been an exciting year for YouCount. In February, we met for our virtual kick-off meeting, aware that we were starting a process that involved a lot of planning, meeting and preparing for youth citizen social science. Ten months later, we are ready to begin a new phase of our project which involves actually doing youth citiz...
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Citizen scientists and co-researchers on a study visit in Hungary

9 citizen scientists and co-researchers from Siklósbodony participated in a study visit at Cinege Farm at Törökbálint and Pallagvölgyi Biogarden at Kóspallag. ESSRG researchers Alexandra Czeglédi, György Pataki, Márton Oblath also accompanied the group. The fundamental purpose of the study visit was to get inspired and acquire k...
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What's going on in YouCount? An interview with project manager Reidun Norvoll

 After months of preparatory work on data management plans, literature reviews, methodological frameworks, stakeholder mapping exercises, website and social media presence, and much more, YouCount is now heading into a more practical, hands-on phase. In some countries, researchers and young citizen scientists are already working together on th...
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Save the date for YouCount's upcoming knowledge sharing webinars!

Europe faces a pressing need to build more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. Developing more knowledge and innovations on how to enhance youth social participation, employment and social belonging should include young people themselves. Youth citizen social science (Y-CSS) is the approach through which the resear...
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The YouCount will present the first results in ESPAnet2021 conference

Exciting news! The first scientific results of the YouCount project will be presented at the ESPAnet2021 conference, which will be held on 31st August - 3rd September, 2021 online.   About the conference ESPAnet's 18th Annual and first ONLINE Conference is hosted by the Social Policy and Social Work Team of the KU Leuven Centre for S...
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