NEWSERA at the 4th international ECSA Conference 2022

  • 5 October 2022 - 8 October 2022
    All Day CEST

  • Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus (Luisenstr. 58/59 - Berlin (Mitte))

Join us at the 4th international ECSA Conference in Berlin, from October 5th to 8th 2022!

The theme of this year’s conference is “Citizen Science for Planetary Health”, a topic that highlights the need to preserve and support the well-being of all life on Earth with the help of everyone – policy makers, the public, business, science and research. The European Citizen Science Association helds that citizen science offers effective and innovative ways to do transdisciplinary research and influence decision-making in multiple areas and ways. Citizen science is particularly suited to connect diverse fields and diverse actors in the common endeavour of collaborating in research.

“The 4th ECSA Conference runs under the cross-cutting theme of Citizen Science for Planetary Health. The concept of planetary health is based on the understanding that human health and human civilization depend on thriving natural systems and the sustainable stewardship of those natural systems. This demands not only knowledge, commitment and engagement of health and environmental sciences, but inter- and transdisciplinary efforts from all research fields and societal and political actors.

The ECSA 2022 Conference invites researchers from all disciplines, civil society actors, citizen scientists, policy decision-makers and all interested in the topic in Europe and worldwide to reflect, discuss and network around the topic of Citizen Science for Planetary Health”.

NEWSERA will be featured at the ECSA conference with a poster titled “Science Communication for Policy Makers to increase Citizen Science Projects’ engagement facing 21st-century challenges“. It will give an overview of the project’s results as detailed in the first NEWSERA Policy Brief, that identifies the challenges that citizen science initiatives may face when reaching out to different communities, and pinpoint innovative ideas to overcome difficulties and adapt to a changing science communication environment.


Read the conference’s full programme