Community of interest: Terms of Use

Terms of Use (TOU)


You are registering for the community of interest database of the YouCount project.

By registering you indicate your understanding and acceptance of these TOU and agree to be bound by them. Your access to registration is on condition of your acceptance of, and compliance with, these TOU. If you disagree with any part of the TOU then you should not register.

By agreeing, you express consent that the name and details of your organization will be shared on the YouCount website. Your personal contact details will not be publicly shared.

These TOU apply to all registering members.


Registration is voluntary.

Please be aware that if you decide to register, you may still unregister at any time without giving a reasonAll information about you and your organization will then be deleted.

You have also the right to access your data and modify it. 

To unregister or to modify your data, please send an e-mail [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ] specifying your request. 


You have been approached because the YouCount project team believes that you might be interested in the topic of social inclusion of young people through citizen social science. As the project is building an international network of organizations, working in this field, you may benefit from participation in its activities such as workshops, conferences and other project events, andexplore opportunities for mutual learning, synergies and/or active collaboration.


YouCount - EMPOWERING YOUTH AND CO-CREATING SOCIAL INNOVATIONS AND POLICYMAKING THROUGH YOUTH-FOCUSED CITIZEN SOCIAL SCIENCEproject (funded by EC programme H2020, Grant agreement ID: 101005931). Start date: 1 February 2021, End date: 31 January 2024.

YouCount aims to generate new knowledge and innovations to increase the social inclusion of youth at risk of exclusion across Europe through co-creative youth citizen social science. Youth (15 - 29 years) in nine European countries will participate as citizen scientists in case studies to explore positive drivers for social participation, employment, social belonging and citizenship. 

The project will create a model for social inclusion and develop policy briefs and educational materials (with customized tools and best practices) for youth citizen social science (Y-CSS), and evaluation of citizen social science (CSS), to be used by researchers, individuals and citizen groups.

The project includes four sub-studies: 

1) Development of a framework for Y-CSS together with a transdisciplinary consortium and multilevel platform of key experts and stakeholders in a European and international setting. The YouCount digital platform you are registering to is a part of this sub-study

2) Implementation of a multiple case study of Y-CSS projects in nine countries across Europe where over 900 young citizen scientists and nine local living labs will co-create innovations together. 

3) Mixed-methods evaluation of the outcomes and impact of the Y-CSS activities, and a multi-criteria assessment of the costs and benefits of Y-CSS, and 

4) Creation of social and scientific impact through widespread scaling up and continuity. These activities will lead to robust knowledge and scientifically reasoned measures to promote Y-CSS and social change. The project will support dissemination and education in Y-CSS, and make synergies with other CSS related projects and initiatives, in particularly with citizen social science.

The project is coordinated by OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET (Norway), and the Principal Investigator is Reidun Norvoll. The community of interest database of the YouCount project is curated by Kaunas University of Technology.


There are no foreseeable risks involved in registering to this community of interest database. By providing information you grant permission for the data to be used for dissemination purposes related to implementation and promotion of the YouCount project. 


If you have questions about the project or want to exercise your rights, contact:

  • Project Coordinator Reidun Norvoll at OsloMet via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • OsloMet Data Protection Officer: Ingrid Jacobsen, by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by telephone; + 47 993 02 316
  • NSD – The Norwegian Centre for Research Data AS, by email: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or by telephone: +47 55 58 21 17.
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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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