Envirocitizen – Citizen Science for Environmental Citizenship
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872557
Envirocitizen is a project that aims to research how to encourage environmental citizenship through engagement with citizen science. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 fund and will last for three years. The work is being coordinated by the University of Stavanger in partnership with:
- Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
- Cyprus Center for Environmental Research and Education
- New Europe College
- Radboud University
- University of Extremadura
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Citizen science has the potential to do more than create good science; it can create engaged citizens. Birding activities, in particular bird counting and bird ringing, have some of the longest citizen science traditions in the world. They hold great potential for developing environmental citizenship which encompasses the rights and responsibilities that individuals and collective society have toward nature. We aim to change the context in which existing collection happens in order to build more aware environmental citizens.
The Under and Tuglas Literature Centre is represented in the project by Elle-Mari Talivee, whose research topics have brought together literature, the environment and ornithology.