The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe. Its aim is to enhance participation by the general public in science, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science. ECSA sees citizen science as open and inclusive, an essential part of the new “open science” movement, and useful in policy and decision making.
John Harlin, director of the LAS Alpine Institute, is co-chair of ECSA’s Working Group on Learning and Education. His primary focus is on embedding citizen science into schools. If your field involves students and citizen science and you’d like to contribute to the discussion, please request more information from the Contact Us link here.
The video below showcases the kind of work that ECSA facilitates: