Kick-off meeting of Spanish Case at University of Deusto

Methodologies & Evaluation: Setting up Youth Citizen Social Science

Please be warmly invited to our second webinar: 
“Setting up Youth Citizen Social Science"
Thursday 21st October 2021, 13:00-15:00 - Via Zoom

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Our second webinar on Citizen Social Science (CSS) with, by, and for youth offers an opportunity for exchange on practicing youth CSS, for sharing your expertise in the field and providing feedback to the YouCount project. Members of the project are currently developing a framework for case studies in several countries. Translating the many ideas surrounding youth citizen social science into practical research and innovations can be challenging. Nevertheless, YouCount will present their preliminary concepts and invites you to discuss together how local case studies and integrating frameworks can be designed.


13:00 Welcome by YouCount & EIE WG, idea of webinar, safe space, introduction
Reidun Norvoll, YouCount coordinator at OsloMet
Claudia Göbel, EIE WG co-chair

13:15 Preparation for Youth Participation, Claire Murray, ECSA SEEDs project, 15mins + 5mins Q&A

13:35 From proposal to implementation: Introducing the YouCount multiple case study approach, Julie Ridley, UCLan, 10mins + 5mins Q&A

13:50 Breakout groups for discussion of specific aspects of the YouCount framework

10 mins input by YouCount partner on the question that they seek to address;
35 mins discussion in group

(1) Co-Evaluating citizen social science – across cases and countries and across citizens and professional scientists
Isabelle Freiling & Jörg Matthes, University Vienna

(2) How to do inclusive communication from the start?
Barbara Mihók, ESSRG

(3) How to create inclusive spaces and relations for young people from diverse backgrounds?
Suzanne Wilson, UCLan
Fortuna Procentese, UNINA 

(4) How to build on what we have learned so far from engaging with young people for YouCount webinars?
Reidun Norvoll, YouCount coordinator, OsloMet 

14:40 Round of reflections on discussions by participants in plenary 

15:00 Farewell

Participation in the webinars is open to everybody and free of charge. The webinars are organised by the ECSA & LKN Working Group on Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equity together with the YouCount EU project ( 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. It is run by practitioners of Citizen Science and Community-Based Research. To join discussions and receive updates of working group activities you can subscribe to our newsletter:

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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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