Tyndall hosts six of Europe’s leading institutions who are gathering in Cork to advance ambitions for a European Research Area where science works together with and for society.
Citizen science, active public participation and engagement in scientific research is increasingly promoted as playing a critical role in fostering more sustainable and equitable futures for our local and global communities.
It is a critical topic for European research policy in an age marked by digital transformation, climate crisis and a global pandemic. Supporting, promoting and embedding citizen science and engaged research as the norm requires a step-change across our European research institution structures, from know-how to governance, and from policy to education and awareness.
The focus of Tyndall National Institute’s EU partnership project ‘TIME4CS’ is to support institutional change that will realise structural transformation for better and more effective engagement of citizens in research and innovation.
Under this project European experts and pioneering players in this space are leading the way by designing and developing the models, tools and training needed for institutional change.
For the next two days, Tyndall will host international partners and leading experts from Aarhus University (Denmark), Fondation Européenne De La Science (France), Zentrum Für Soziale Innovation Gmbh (Austria), Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy), Competence Centre Citizen Science, (Switzerland) and University College London (UK) in a trans-national event that will showcase, develop and deepen best practice, tools and training for citizen science and engaged research for impact.
Professor John Cryan, Vice President for Research and Innovation, UCC, says,
“Citizen Science has the potential to help solve real world challenges. This gathering is not only paving the way for the future of research in Europe, it also demonstrates Ireland’s commitment to scientific research and innovation that involves public participation and collaboration with the aim of creating a society with increased scientific knowledge.”
The Event ‘Institutional Change for Sustainable Engaged Research’ is jointly hosted by Tyndall and University College Cork and takes place in Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings Complex Dyke Parade Cork 27-28 March 2023.