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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!

10 Key Learnings from our Knowledge Sharing Webinars

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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

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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!

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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

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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How to Reward Young Citizen Social Scientists?

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In YouCount, youths from nine European countries will participate as citizen scientists in case studies addressing their lived experience of social exclusion and inclusion. As their contribution is essential to the research, there is a genuine need to discuss their rewards and compensation: How to avoid any kinds of exploitation of young citizen scientists?

How should we reward their work? What kinds of rewards should we use? How can we reward an originally volunteer activity? What will constitute a fair solution in the local cases and across the cases? How should we design and develop the SPOTTERON citizen science application? 

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