As practitioners and citizens fighting for a better socially-just and durable society, we are often confronted with techno-scientific barriers. Our claims are countered with evidence on which we have no grip. Policy making is obscured by a mass of inaccessible, complex and highly fractured data. This often stands in the way of a transparent discussion between citizens and governments and scientists.
From our own experience, BRAL, Cosmopolis VUB, City Mine(d) and Periferia come to a joint conclusion: collective knowledge production or citizen science can be a ladder to climb over the techno-scientific wall to truly participate in the democratic debate.
In our new joint publication we elaborate on:
- BRAL & Cosmopolis VUB: citizens measuring air quality in Brussels resulted in a movement that set the political agenda
- City Mine(d) on the Pacco-test: a citizen water quality testing device prototyping process
- Periferia: starting from what citizens know, five examples show how it can lead to action
- Together we recommend how this knowledge is best produced.
At the occasion of the launch of the box containing these four publications, we want to share and discuss our learnings with you. Therefore we organize this book launch + workshop on 27 June, 13h30 – 16h in Muntpunt.
On the program:
13.30 – Book Launch Eurêka + Q&A
14.30 – Workshop (FR + NL) “How to integrate citizen science in social or environmental actions?”
We welcome all practitioners in the socio-cultural sector, associations, researchers and representatives of institutions. Participation for this event is free. Please register here.