Welcome to a community of interest in youth citizen social science topic under the project YouCount - Empowering Youth and Cocreating Social Innovations and Policymaking through Youth-Focused Citizen Social Science.
YouCount seeks to establish a network of academic, business, non-governmental and government organizations, working in the field of youth social inclusion, social innovations and citizen science, to be informed about the events and results of the project, and, most importantly, to explore opportunities for mutual learning, synergies and/or active collaboration.
The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) is a research and teaching institute, at University College London. The IGP was founded to rethink prosperity for the 21st Century, particularly to push beyond GDP growth as a measure of prosperity by working towards locally-specific, broader understandings of what makes a good life. The IGP works in partnership with communities, businesses and local governments around the world, to develop local measures of prosperity which can guide policy-making.
This project aims to explore the potential of citizen science as an innovative form of engaging citizens in solving social problems of local communities and to develop recommendations for governmental institutions and other stakeholder groups. Objectives of the project: (1) To actualize the concept of citizen science by analysing scientific literature and documents, highlighting the potential of citizen science for solving social problems in local communities; (2) To develop a conceptual model and instrument for empirical research for the application of citizen science in solving social problem of local communities through analysis of scientific sources and international best practices; (3) To explore the scope and potential of citizen science in solving social problems of local communities in Lithuania through analysis of factors and attitudes of various stakeholders (citizens, communities, researchers, policy-makers, etc.); (4) To provide recommendations for public institutions and stakeholder groups on ethical principles, preconditions, barriers, and potential for the use of citizen science in addressing social problems in local communities. This project is implemented by Kaunas University of Technology and funded by Research Council of Lithuania (agreement No. S-GEV-20-6). Duration of the project: 2020-04-01 - 2021-12-31
The Citizens' Science Association has been operating in Lithuania since April 2020. Main activities of association:
With 33 locations throughout Vienna, the Vienna Adult Education Centers represent the largest adult education institution in the German-speaking world. In addition to the regular education and training program in adult education, they run numerous projects together with the municipality of Vienna. For example, they support schoolchildren with learning assistance projects, provide youth coaching to prevent early dropout from the educational process, and offer numerous language and integration courses every year.