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Patricia Canto is a researcher at Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness interested in communication as a key dimension of the role that research plays in territorial development processes.

Dr Egle Butkeviciene is a full Professor and a Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology. She is also a visiting professor at University of Central Florida (UCF). She gives lectures and conducts research on civil society issues, civic participation, social innovations, citizen science,...

Dr Egle Butkeviciene is a full Professor and a Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology. She is also a visiting professor at University of Central Florida (UCF). She gives lectures and conducts research on civil society issues, civic participation, social innovations, citizen science, social entrepreneurship, community development and social inclusion, environmental activism, social networks, and social impact of technologies. Currently Dr Egle Butkeviciene is a leader of KTU team in three H2020 projects: “Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe” (DEMOS), “Empowering Youth and Co-creating Social Innovations and Policy-Making Through Youth Citizen Social Science” (YOUCOUNT), and “Supporting Sustainable Institutional Changes to Promote Citizen Science in Science and Technology” (TIME4CS). 

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What is Citizen Science?

Citizen science (CS) – broadly defined as ‘voluntary participation of the public in the scientific process’ and currently launched by the European Commission (EC) as an open science priority – holds great potential for contributing to new knowledge and innovations, helping create more inclusive societies for young people by supporting science–society collaboration and the active engagement of citizens in research and innovation.

Yet CS is less developed in the social sciences, and evidence of the actual outcomes of CS in social science research is still scant. Thus, YOUCOUNT will respond to these scientific and societal needs by developing youth citizen science in the social sciences (Y-CSS) together with youths as citizen scientists (YCS), supporting the implementation of hands-on CSS in practice and providing a solid evaluation base of the implementation and outcomes of CSS.

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  • We have launched the YouCount Website! More will come soon, stay tuned!

    Wednesday, 05 May 2021

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european unionYouCount is funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, GA No.101005931