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:
(1) The association seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners to study and engage in citizen science; (2) The association acts as a communication and coordination center for the growing citizen science community; (3) The association organizes science popularization events, presents research and citizen science projects; (4) The association works closely with international organizations to disseminate citizens' science ideas in the European Union.
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.
A research institute created within the University of Deusto, through the Deusto Foundation, for the study of competitiveness and regional development through different lines of research, with three goals:
(1) Contribute to the improvement of the Basque Country's competitiveness; (2) Promote the improvement of citizens' wellbeing; (3) Create knowledge of regional competitiveness.
Formed in 2006, the Orkestra team promotes transformative research. This type of research is defined by analysis, reflection, evaluation and the proposal of actions, in a permanent form, aimed at providing innovative answers for the resolution of the challenges considered, while research knowledge is acquired.
La Comarca Científica is a Valencian (Spain) association focused on social science dissemination. The methodology to reach the goal is explaining the Valencian comarques (34 small regions of the Valencian Community) through the social sciences such as sociology, history, political science, geography, psychology, anthropology, economy or criminology.
The Hungarian Permaculture Association (MAPER) has been established to represent officially the permaculture movement in Hungary and to connect it to the wider, national and international permaculture and food-sovereignty movement. Our main mission is to promote permaculture through establishing the education scheme for permaculture (introduction, full design course, and diploma course). The other main focus is to develop an umbrella for the stakeholders in the movement, farmers, teachers, academics, civil society members etc. and to provide space for collaboration. Our members are farmers, teachers and academics who have long-standing experience of permaculture, many of us have a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). Our activity is organized in the following working groups: research, education, planning, peoplecare (permaculture and society), online presence and translation.
AFI is a social science institute performing multidisciplinary, action-oriented research. At the Work Research Institute we aim to produce systematic knowledge on working life. We employ close to 60 researchers and have a particular interest in forms of organization and leadership that promote the collective ability to learn, cooperate and adapt, and thereby create a better working environment.
Professional profile and aim: the Institute engages in multidisciplinary research on the basis of social studies. Broad thematic priorities rooted in the demands of working life are emphasized. A major part of our research is action and user-oriented. The Institute’s history is linked to an action research tradition where participatory development work is central. Through its research the Institute intends to provide new knowledge about trends in working life at an early stage. We offer development work, qualitative and quantitative empirical studies as well as general formation of theory.
Commissioners: in addition to the basic funding we receive from the Research Council of Norway, AFI's income derives from the private sector (the process industry, food industry, media corporations and branch unions), government funds, directorates and municipalities, as well as from foreign enterprises and organizations. Moreover, the Institute receives grant funding from the Research Council of Norway, the EU and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Competencies: AFI is an interdisciplinary research institute. The main emphasis is on sociology, psychology and anthropology, but while you are very likely to run into a social scientist at AFI, the Institute also employs researchers with degrees from various other fields, such as medicine, philosophy, history, journalism and economics. Most of our researchers have a PhD-degree or hold associate professorships.
History: after several decades as an independent research institute, AFI became part of what is now Oslo Metropolitan University in 2014. We are proud to be part of the Centre of Labour and Welfare Research (SVA), along with our sister institutes NOVA, SIFO and NIBR.
OsloMet is a large, urban university home to some of Norway's oldest and best-known programmes of professional study. Many of our alumni work on the front lines of the welfare state. Every year, OsloMet graduates begin working as teachers, social workers, nurses, engineers and other welfare state professionals striving to improve the lives of people across the life cycle.
Our impact does not end here. OsloMet researchers contribute to society in an equally important way—by producing knowledge and proposing solutions to challenges facing the Norwegian welfare state and societies around the world.
Our university's logo takes the shape of an arrow. This is meant to symbolise OsloMet’s role as an educational institution driving the Norwegian welfare state forward through innovation, cutting-edge research, new approaches to long-standing problems.
Tøyen Unlimited is a neighborhood incubator located in Tøyen (Oslo). Tøyen Unlimited supports young and adult social entrepreneurs who know about local issues and try to respond to them with sustainable solutions. Local actors are supported through shared network and expertise in social entrepreneurship as well as impact-measurement. Furthermore, Tøyen Unlimited offers funding, a community as well as a workplace for local social entrepreneurs.