We are proud to announce that three of the NEWSERA Pilots have received honorary mentions in the European Union Prize for Citizen Science!
GEOVACUI-2, RIUS and Mosquito Alert were recognised among the more than 300 participants from all over Europe that joined the competition.

Meet the projects, all from Spain:
GEOVACUI-2 researched communities depopulation in rural areas, opening debate that allows deeper understanding, in a collaborative way.

Mosquito Alert is a global initiative that advances the knowledge of mosquitoes as disease vectors through innovative citizen science methodologies.

Projecte Rius, from Associació Hàbitats, is a long-term ecological quality monitoring project focused on freshwater ecosystems in Catalonia.

The EU’s new Citizen Science Prize supports outstanding projects with social and political impacts, and which help the development of an inclusive, pluralistic and sustainable society in Europe. The Prize was announced for the first time in 2023, is awarded by Ars Electronica and organised in the context of IMPETUS, a EU-funded project that aims to support and give recognition to citizen science through innovative ways to get funding.

Among its activities, the IMPETUS project is also launching an Accelerator program, with training activities, mentoring and financial support for selected citizen science initiatives. Among the first cohort that was pre-selected to take part in the bootcamp is Every walk you take, a project related to our NEWSERA Pilot COMPASS: best of luck with the program!


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