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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 research team behind the YouCount project, aims to address this complex challenge.

However, Y-CSS poses in itself important challenges that we need to reflect on, as our project gathers pace.  For that reason, we are organising 3 webinars this autumn to share what we have learned so far, how we are planning to proceed, and listen to your views and suggestions. We also want to start building a community of interest around Y-CSS. Participation is open to everybody (whether you have experience in this field of work or if you're interested to learn about it) and it is free of charge.

Please be warmly invited to participate  and don't forget to save the following dates:

  1. Inclusive co-creation in Y-CSS: How to integrate young people in research & innovation? (Friday 24th September 2021, 13:00-15:00 CEST)
  2. Methodologies & evaluation for Y-CSS: How to make our engagement count? (Thursday 21st October 2021, 13:00-15:00 CEST)
  3. Transformative & Innovative impact of Y-CSS: How to make social change? (Friday 5th November 2021, 13:00-15:00 CEST)
Registration will open as soon as we finish polishing the final details.  Meanwhile, if you would like to receive more information on the webinars please click HERE.

The webinars are co-organised by the YouCount EU project, & the Working Group on Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equity jointly run by the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and the Living Knowledge Network (LKN).

The YouCount project is funded by the EC under GA No.101005931. The EIE working group is a voluntary and self-organised format for exchange by practitioners of Citizen Science and Community-Based Research.

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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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