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.