At Institute of Developmental and Strategic Analysis the project Active citizenship in times of (post)covid-19 was successfully finished in july.
The project’s main purpose is to promote the Citizen Science approach in order to encourage interdisciplinarity, active citizenship, and humanitarianism, especially among young people. The main goal was to develop a model for Citizen Science projects based on the Slovenian and U.S. examples of good practices and present it to the broader and interested public with the core goal of promoting and encouraging such projects in the future. We primarily focused on the positive impact of Citizen Science projects on youth, notably students and younger researchers, and their role in such projects.
The main outcome of the project is the model of a Citizen Science project based on the knowledge from the U.S.A. and in-depth analysis of the Covid-19 Sledilnik as a Slovenian case study. The project activities occurred in three steps: literature analysis (including consultation with the American expert Dr Caren Cooper), a case study of Covid-19 Sledilnik based on a literature review and semi-structured interviews, and dissemination activities (including the co-organization of a roundtable featuring researchers and university students).
The main contributors to the project are Dr. Frane Adam, Maruša Gorišek, and Blaž Bajec.
More about the project is available here.