Nom i cognoms / Name and surname
Carla Perucca Iannitelli
Afiliació / Affiliation
Project Manager STEP CHANGE, and Policy Officer in Science for Change
Programa de finançament europeu en que s’enmarca aquest projecte? / European funding programme in which this project is being carried out?
EU support (FP7, H2020, etc.) other than MSCA
Títol del projecte / Project title
Número del projecte / Project number
Breu explicació del projecte / Brief explanation of your project
STEP CHANGE will implement five Citizen Science Initiatives (CSIs) in the fields of health, energy and environment. The CSIs will tackle the issues of wildlife conservation in Slovenia, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK, energy communities in Germany, infectious disease outbreak preparedness in Italy, and off-grid renewable energy in agriculture in Uganda.
STEP CHANGE builds on the assumption that citizen science can play an even broader societal and scientific role than is generally acknowledged. The overall objective of the project is to explore the potential of citizen science and to formulate recommendations and instruments for better cementing this approach within R&I institutions as well as changing researchers’ mindsets on its value. To maximise its impact, STEP CHANGE will make use of a multifaceted methodology not only fostering alignment with local contexts, but also nurturing mutual learning, encouraging self-reflection, and performing participatory evaluation exercises.
Enllaç a la pàgina web del projecte / Link to your project website
Repte en que s’emmarca aquest projecte / Challenge within the framework of this project
1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing, 2. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy, 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy, 6. Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies