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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!

Diary Entry: YouCount's Final Conference on Youth Citizen Social Science Contributing to Social Inclusion

Diary Entry: YouCount's Final Conference on Youth Citizen Social Science Contributing to Social Inclusion
YouCount invited to its final conference from 4th-5th of December 2023 in Brussels. The two-day hybrid event under the title Youth Citizen Social Science Contributing to Social Inclusion was designed for academics, citizen science practitioners, youth and stakeholder organisations as well as policymakers interested in social inclusion of young peop...
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YouCount, awarded an honorary mention in the European Union Citizen Science Awards

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We are very glad to announce that YouCount has been one of the 27 projects recognised with an honorary mention by the jury of the European Citizen Science Award. A total of 336 projects competed for this award promoted by the European Union and Ars Electronica, which aims to support and publicly recognise the best projects in the field of citizen s...
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YouCount travels to the US for the C*Sci23 conference

YouCount travels to the US for the C*Sci23 conference
We are happy to announce that Cathrine Winther, Ph.D. student at the Aalborg University in Copenhagen who also leads the Danish YouCount case, will represent YouCount at the upcoming C*Sci23 conference in Phoenix, USA, with her poster "Co-creating youth engaging strategies - Experiences from youth c...
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"I bring home a piece of reality"

"I bring home a piece of reality"
In March 2023, YouCount participants gathered for the Consortium Meeting in San Sebastian, Spain. Our young citizen social scientists interviewed eleven researchers coming from eight countries on their main takeaways from the meeting.Authors: Andrew Dirzu (UK), Elias Mokhlis (Norway), Hamza Nouali (Spain), Hasibe Akan (Sweden) W...
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"Crazy Eight", Bingo and Pizza - Our way of Youth Citizen Social Science in Oslo, Norway

YCLosaeterYouthGoupPhoto1 Together with our young co-researchers from the district Gamle Oslo, YouCount Norway held a first workshop after the summer break. Photo: Sara Plassnig
YouCount Norway held its first workshop after the summer holidays with young co-researchers from the district Gamle Oslo who are identifying existing (or lacking) job opportunities for local youth, and how social entrepreneurs, public institutions as well as non-profit and non-governmental organizations can increase these opportunities.  How i...
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YouCount Denmark wins prize for best poster at the Engaging Citizen Science Conference

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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What's going on in YouCount? An interview with project manager Reidun Norvoll

Working-with-young-people_UNINA Image from the presentation by Flora Gatti and Fortuna Procentese at our second consortium meeting.
 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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The YouCount will present the first results in ESPAnet2021 conference

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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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