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4th Annual International Conference on Participatory Research, Citizen Sciences, Crowd-Innovation and Fab Labs for Peace and Development - 11 December, 2019, United Nations
One week of High Level Meetings, Crossing the Spheres of the Stakeholders
The halfway point between the PORTO-ALLEGRE FORUM and the DAVOS FORUM ; the platform for the creation and development of projects for peace and SDGs.


4th Annual International Conference on Participatory Research, Citizen Sciences, Crowd-Innovation and Fab Labs for Peace and Development - 11 December, 2019, United Nations
Organized by Objectif Sciences International,
in Official Partnership with ECSA, AddictLab, FabLab DigiScope and Université Paris Saclay
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International Annual Conference on the Participatory Researches, Citizen Sciences, Crwod-Innovation and Fab Labs
in the frame of the 11th GENEVA FORUM at UN, December 10-14, 2019
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The program

Wednesday December 11, 2019

from 09:00 to 18:00

Wednesday evening, de 19:00 à 23:00 : Networking Dinner of Science for Peace and Development Networks

Presentations will be held in english and french. Debates and questions will be organized in english and french.
Leading Projects of Education to Science and Citizen Sciences since 1992, and creating 1st Participatory Researches Camps in 2004, the NGO Objective Sciences International have the Special Consultative Status to United Nations. Active in all continents, the NGO organize every year, since 2012, the International Annual Conference on Rights of Nature in United Nations, at which one participate all Governments actives in this domain or interested by these works. From 2016, and every year, OSI organize into the heart of the United Nations hemicycle the International Annual Conference on the Citizen Sciences and Participatory Researches, in order to allow all the actors and operators in these domains to exchange, meet and share directly and at the largest international level.
Crowd Sourced Sciences

Operators of Citizen Sciences who exchange already at national and continental levels (Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Middle-East...) and who desire to exchange together, and share practices and solutions, at the world level, meet together at the Annual International Conference organized in the United Nations.

Fab Labs / Citizen Science / Participative Researches

Several public or associative organizations that are active in the domain of Citizen Sciences or Participative Research, federated or organized, at the national level. The main national actors, the federations, and the specific operators, organized presently at the international level, and are called to meet annually at the end of the civil year, at the International Annual Conference on the Citizen Sciences and the Participative Researches, at United Nations, in Geneva.

This annual space of sharing results and pooling of skills, allow to the actors of the domain to exchange practices, solutions, ideas, needs.

Your Annual Exchanges Resource

In the following of the national and continental meetings that are organized in each country and continent by the local federation, this International Annual Conference at United Nations allow the actors to implement in consultation, or to inform mutually, of progress and actions they lead during the year, or that they have in project.

The participants at this Conference are:

  • Local and regional actors of different countries
  • Thematic Actors by scientific disciplines
  • Regional or national federations
  • Thematic Federations, by scientific disciplines
  • Large Institutions of Science or Education
  • Government departments (Education, Research, Environment, Industry ...) and international associations of Ministries
  • Specialized Journalists (science, environment, education, sustainable development ...)
  • UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP ...)

Subjects that are in the agenda of this year are:

  • Standards and references of exchange on Citizen Science practices between national and international organizations
  • National and international Charts of Citizen Science, examples, projects, ongoing discussions of shares
  • Financing Solutions of the actions of Citizen Science
  • Access of citizen actors to the Research beyond their simple contributions
  • Administrative Status / legislative / recognition / etc of actors of Citizen Science projects
  • The Citizen Research, beyond the digital interface
  • Expected Features of web portals of Citizen Science
  • Services for Citizen Science provided by FabLabs
  • Dissemination and Exploitation of the results to the uninvolved Big Public
  • Road map for the mutual opening of the data collected
Special Chamber by and for the FabLab : FabLab for the Sustainable Development
FAB SDGs is the Macro-Management Initiative created by OSI - Open Science International (Objectif Sciences International) and Fablab Digiscope - Université Paris-Saclay to facilitate the alignment of fablab activities with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This workshop of the the Conference, organized in this first collaboration with the GENEVA FORUM will gather experts from the global fablab network who already align with the SDGs together with new comers willing to align their fablab programs with the SDGs. For this very first session at the GENEVA FORUM 2019, the FAB SDGs Working Group will focus on detecting existing and robust programs that already align with the SDGs through an anticipated call for contribution to fablabs. This call will also give new comers the opportunity to expose new programs and activities - even the most disruptive ones - aligning with the SDGs.

During the GENEVA FORUM, we will discuss the panel of strategies to support, to distribute, and to bring the most advanced fablab activities, programs and peoples to align with the SDGs at a global scale, to promote the alignment between the Open Science Practices and the SDGs.

For participating as speaker at this workshop, you just need to register at GENEVA FORUM on this page, then follow instruction your will received to post a proposal of presentation.

For participating as listener and participant, you just need to register at GENEVA FORUM on this page.

Detailed Program

Exchanges between stakeholders of the meeting will happen in a round table between speakers and debates with the audience of the Assembly.

Organiser : NGO Objective Sciences International, Geneva
Chairman : Thomas EGLI, Founder of Objectif Sciences International, Head of the GENEVA FORUM
Co-Chairman, in charge of the Fab Lab Chamber : Romain DI VOZZO, Fablab Digiscope|Université paris-Saclay|FAB SDGs Initiative
Opening KeyNotes Crowd Innovation and SDGs : Jan Van MOLL, Head of AddictLab

Here the Programme of the 5 days of GENEVA FORUM of December 2019, where are described the days dedicated to the Conference on Science for Peace and Sustainable Development Goals.

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Programme of GENEVA FORUM 2019 (Public side)

Official Opening Session

Official welcoming session for Fab Lab Chamber : Tuesday 10 December 3:00 pm, in Room IX, Building A

Session organised in partnership with Fab Foundation, FAB SDGs Initiative, Université Paris Saclay and Objectif Sciences International.

  • Keynotes
  • Remarks on current situation
  • informal gathering of Fab Labs; Welcome and preparation for Wednesday Fab Lab activities

Official welcoming session for Citizen Science Chamber : Wednesday 11 December 2:00 pm, in Room IIV, Building A

Session organised in partnership with ECSA, AddictLab, Science et Cité and Objectif Sciences International.

  • Keynotes
  • Remarks on current situation
  • Remarks about concepts of the International Annual Conference

Presentations currently proposed for 2019

Validated Presentations

Official shedule Be aware it exists parrallels room for the afternoon
Wednesday 11 Dec Morning - Room VII, Building A Starting at 09:00 am, please be at Pregny Gate of United Nations since 08:00 am
08:30 am - Hosting in the Room
08:50 - Official hosting
09:00 - Introducting key-notes, by Mr 
09:05 am - A Layman’s view on Fab Lab ORAL PRESENTATION
fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) is workshop offering personal digital fabrication on a small scale. It is typically equipped with a variety of computer-controlled tools that cover several different scales of length and has a wide array of materials. The aim of a fab lab is to make available all of the resources and tools to make "almost anything". This includes technology-enabled products which are generally perceived to be limited to mass production.

Fabrication laboratories are not yet able to compete with mass production of goods and its associated economies of scale in fabricating widely distributed products however they have the potential to empower individuals to create smart devices for themselves. These devices can be custom-made to fulfill local or personal needs without considering practical or economical consideration when using mass production.

The Fab Lab movement aligns closely with the “do-it-yourself” movement, open-source hardware, maker culture, and the free and open source movement and it shares its philosophy as well as technology with them.

Fab Lab aims to mobilize co-promoters and partners in order to create the ideal conditions and hence are essential for every school, and every institution, a trend that is emerging in Canada. The purpose of this fab labs is to scale up social innovation and sustainability by combining digital tools and knowledge sharing. Fab labs can contribute to developing the "make it together" attitude by encouraging
knowledge transfer and promote the emergence of the innovative process in the field of sustainable development including economic, cultural and social development.

Fab Labs represent an innovative solution for reconfiguration of actual production models and for the labor market transformation. They offer fabrication spaces that give citizens the tools and resources to contribute towards the building of strong and resilient local communities.

The Fab Labs are part of an open innovation movement and are tangible tools of smart city. The Fab Lab is an innovation accelerator equipped with digital manufacture machine-tools (such as 3-D printer, laser cutting, digital milling machine), where engineers, inventors, creators and all those who have an entrepreneurial project gather together to move from an idea to a complete object. Furthermore, there are true international communities around fab lab, in hundreds of cities and villages, resulting in potential for economic and social development across multiple sectors, such as health, creativity, education, entrepreneurship.

Fab Lab offers its users (companies startups, contractors, research lab, school) the means of professional digital design necessary to carry out projects as well as the access to rapid prototyping and pre-industrialization. They aim to help companies realize their physical products and accelerate their commercial launch by relying on collective intelligence to innovate better. It can also support inventors for agreements with companies and contribute to the emergence of new business models, or even new forms of companies.

Mr Mohamed Shahid SIDDIQI , Ansted University, Canada,
09:13 am - [Global] FAB SDGs InitiativeORAL PRESENTATION
The [Global] FAB SDGs Initiative is the Macro-Management Initiative created by Fablab Digiscope|Université Paris-Saclay* and Open Science International (Objectif Sciences International)* to facilitate the alignment of fablab activities with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This first collaboration will gather experts from the global fablab network who already align with the SDGs together with new comers willing to align their fablab programs with the SDGs. For this very first session at the GENEVA FORUM 2019, the FAB SDGs Working Group will focus on detecting existing and robust programs that already align with the SDGs through an anticipated call for contribution to fablabs. This call will also give new comers the opportunity to expose new programs and activities - even the most disruptive ones - aligning with the SDGs.
During the GENEVA FORUM 2019 - taking place at the UN Headquarter in Geneva (Switzerland)-, we will discuss the panel of strategies to support, to distribute, and to bring the most advanced fablab activities, programs and peoples to align with the SDGs at a global scale, to promote the alignment between the Open Science Practices and the SDGs.
*Open Science International (Objectif Sciences International in french) is a United Nation consultative NGO dedicated to the promotion of open science.
*Fablab Digiscope|Université Paris-Saclay is one of the leading nodes of the globally distributed fablab network.
Mr Romain DI VOZZO, France, Fablab Digiscope|Université paris-Saclay|FAB SDGs Initiative,
09:20 am - Fab Lab Mindanao- an essential resource for innovation in Southern Philippines ORAL PRESENTATION
The Fablab Mindanao is the first FabLab in Southern Philippines funded by the Department of Trade and Industry. It is situated at MSU-IIT campus. Since it has been established in 2016, it has served as an innovation hub and has made significant contributions in building towards a more sustainable innovation ecosystem in MSU-IIT and in Mindanao as a whole.
Its various programs are able to promote innovation and collaboration among the different sectors in the community and have reached not only students in different levels but as well as to MSMEs and researchers. To date the FabLab Mindanao has conducted 251 trainings on digital fabrication and has served 290 MSMEs, among others.
Ms Jinky BORNALES, Philippines, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology,
09:27 am - Connecting Terroirs. Citizen Science in the Fab City REMOTE ORAL PRESENTATION
Fab City aims at fostering the social resilience of urban areas by structuring networks of Fab Labs and third-places. As a medialab, thr34d5 reviewed the ontology of this initiative and provides an understanding of the articulation between networks of interests and communities of values so to enhance Fab City’s potential for territorial resilience through citizen applied research. Openness is identified as a key feature of research projects nested within Fab City, which represents a challenge as the diversity of participants is very low in the makers movement. In order to assess openness and SDGs 9 to 12, thr34d5 practices a community-oriented design that is anchored in the actor-network theory and cyber-counter-culture heritage, distancing from human-centred and participative design that are replicating dominant models. In providing a methodology for a systemic understanding of situated communities, this research helps pave the way for a dynamic and inclusive practice of design, one that aims at building an evolving common language for resilience while prizing cultural differences. thr34d5 will introduce in this presentation its methodology and ongoing works on inclusive and distributed biomaterial research (kombucha pellicle) as a citizen science approach to the Fab City
Mr Adrien RIGOBELLO, thr34d5 medialab, France,
The Philippines is facing 2 major problems right now that can be addressed by our Startup LESSTICS. First poverty, due to several factors such as little or no employment opportunities, conflict, poor education, limited capacity of the government, inequality, lack of infrastructure and many more. But most of these problems can be easily addressed. Lesstics aims to provide employment in every community to help us process the single use plastics that has been collected from every household. Once properly segregated and cleaned. This will then be shredded and processed. The processing involved are mixing the plastics with our vegetable based formulation (adhesive) to form into panels of insulators. These insulators are then sold to construction companies as a material for buildings. The technology that we have developed and that set us apart is the formulation of the adhesive that skip the part of melting the plastics before turning them into different items (Common practice of some companies). This does not only create new problem on our environment but also affect greatly the health of the people. Second problem that we are addressing is the single used plastics in our environment. Due to poverty most of the people in the Philippines are reliant on products that are package in single use plastics. Since most families cannot afford to buy a tube of toothpaste, some will only buy what they need in a day that comes in 5ml containers of single use plastics. Overtime time these items will accumulate together with the other products such as shampoo, condiments, junk foods and many more. These packets if not properly segregated and processed will end up in our landfill and will stay there for the next 1000 years. When heavy rain comes usually during the months of June to January of every year. This will then be pushed to our waterways such as the rivers and beaches. This started as a problem here in the Philippines but the tides will carry them in other countries. With Lesstics, we will provide employment in every community while saving our environment from single use plastics in reaching our landfills and waterway
Mr Kenno Michael UY, Philippines, Fablab- Mindanao, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Dr. Jinky Bautisa Bornales,MSU- Iligan Institute of Technology,
09:41 am - Vulca testimony
Since 2014, Vulca is on the road exploring the world of Fablabs and MHackerspaces. The very beginning of our journey was informal, but eventually we realized not only the potential of such spaces to deal with globbaly posed challenges, but the importance of the human conections created through those explorations. Any network is useful only if its members innterconnect and that is why we decided to organize annual seminars (Vulca Seminars) and continue with tours (Vulca Tours).
These actions helped us map more precisely multiple initiatives currently ongoing in such spaces (Fablabs and MHackerspaces). We also have a collection of projects that were developed between sevarel spaces which brings us to the main point: If numerous local initiatives visited during Vulca Tours are already dealing with global issues on a small scale, to reach more impactful global solution for SDGs, establieshed human connections and distributed actions are essential.
Let’s discuss more the impact of human connections during our presentation.

Mr Thomas SANZ, Alexandre ROUSSELET , VUlca, France,
09:48 am - Careables and fablabs - how patients and practitioners are using technologies to solve their own problems
Careables is a platform that collects open healthcare solutions, it is an open and inclusive approach to healthcare for citizens based on digital fabrication, distributed manufacturing, and collaborative making.
Healthcare demands and solutions are changing rapidly. We see an urge for patients and care professionals to design more customized and tailor-made solutions. In parallel, the maker movement is designing ‘open hardware’, as product design is being democratized, opened up and accessible for a growing community. These two forces brought together a heterogeneous team that wants to support an open and inclusive approach to healthcare, based on digital fabrication, distributed manufacturing and collaborative making. We want to support citizens who feel like taking action themselves to satisfy their healthcare needs instead of relying on public healthcare services.

Mr Enrico BASSI, Opendot Fab Lab , Italy,
09:55 am - Our approach to meaningful, creative learning experiences for local communities.
Education must first of all allow people of all ages to flourish and thus develop open, broad and strong personalities. In education (formal or non formal), every person should be challenged so that as many people as possible can reach their highest possible capabilities and fulfil their dreams .
It is the intention that all people have at least the key competencies to function well in society and that they excel in their possibilities.
Based on the foundations of social constructionism, the Fab Lab movement, the 21st century skills and with the UN Sustainable Development Goals being a compass, we propose an educational framework for schools and libraries: This framework addresses all competence levels and helps learners to deal with local challenges while providing knowledge, for them to become critical thinkers and autonomous, skilled makers.

10:05 - 5 minutes - Introducing keynotes "How could the Fab Labs align with Agenda 2030 and support achieving the SDGs through concrete activities"
Jonas HAERTLE, Special Assistant to Executive Director at United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
10:10 - 5 minutes - How Crowd-Innovation in Fab Lab could help SDGs
by Jan Van MOLL, Head of AddictLab
10:11 am - Driving SDGs by fostering a Bottoms-up Approach to Innovation and using Social ’Radar-ing’ to identify and nurture entrepreneurial talent
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, with powerful 3D solutions (CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, SIMULIA, BIOVIA, GEOVIA, ENOVIA, NETVIBES, etc.) and over 25Mn active users in 140 countries, has been chosen as the Most Sustainable Company internationally for our commitment to harmonizing product, life and nature. The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is the global start-up acceleration and open innovation program of Dassault Systèmes.
Objective of this presentation is to exemplify one of the ways global corporates can play a vital role in activating multiple ecosystems across domains and geographies and contribute to the 2030 Agenda. We wish to share how the core team of 3DEXPERIENCE Lab uses the collaborative power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to map SDGs and sharpen its focus on empowering both start-ups and maker ecosystems globally. We will introduce a framework of open innovation that we use internally to do social ‘radar-ing’, source ideas and projects, and nurture them through our external and internal online communities and a unique mentorship model.
‘Social’ is the key! It’s about putting human mind (startups, makers, young minds, mentors) at the centre and the edges of Innovation by ensuring digital continuity between contexts, data and users.
For innovative startups, the Lab is a super selective program that incubates technology-focused companies who are trying to solve tough problems with a positive social/ environmental impact that we assess through their SDG alignment. We continually track SDGs using our Netvibes Dashboarding tool and map trending topics, influencers and emotional markers globally. This real-time monitoring helps us identify and source potential candidates for the Lab. Due to this robust, scale-able and repeatable process, we have start-ups that are trying to clean up oceans, launch small satellites in an eco-friendly way, 3D Printing human cells for making organ transplant more accessible, helping special children hone their social skills, assisting surgeons with pre-operative strategy, and so on.
To empower ‘makers’, Dassault Systèmes works closely with MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and The Fab Foundation, as its Founding 3D Environment Partners. We provide software support to over 1000 fab labs across the world and drive multiple initiatives around digital fabrication with MIT, locally and globally. While Our Boston Lab is a vital node in this global network of fab labs, we also sponsor creation of one new Digital Fabrication Lab every year (Rwanda, Bhutan, Chile) to enable makers solve for local needs using global, connected tools. These are tangible steps towards building sustainable communities and responsible production and consumption (SDG 11,12).
To stimulate young minds, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab partnered with Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI-Paris) in July 2019 to run a 14-Day long SDG S.T.E.A.M. School where we helped over 50 students from across the world to collaborate and problem solve around SDGs. We also are a proud sponsor of National Academy of Engineers’s Global Grand Challenges, and the Grand Challenge for Scholars Program that are closely aligned with SDG and is run by US, UK and China Academy of Engineering.
William Gibson said, ‘The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed’. We, at Dassault Systèmes, are trying to turn this around and make a better future accessible to all!

Mr Abhishek BALI, VACHER Frederic Dassault Systèmes, United States,
10:18 - 6 min 40 sec - Smart Campus Incubator Platform : ED TECH FOR GOOD AND SMART FINANCE
The SmartCampus application est conçue pour faire face aux défis du changement climatique et de l’augmentation d’échelle de projets de développement durable, rassemblant des parties-prenantes essentielles de l’écosystème mondial telles que les Nations Unies et ses agences multilatérales, des établissements d’enseignement supérieur, des entreprises et institutions financières privées ayant une approche investissement à impact au sein de la communauté mondiale de la connaissance numérique. SmartCampus est une solution Ed Tech révolutionnaire, résultant de recherches en systèmes complexes traduites en une application ergonomique avec une interface de navigation simple: une application « guichet unique » pour permettre aux étudiants et jeunes cadres de structurer des projets de développement durable pré-bancables en très peu de temps.

10:19 am - 30 minutes - Workshop : how can we drive participation and innovation in the name of SDGs, social impact with social technologies like a web platform, Wikifactory
Presenting of a social impact assessment of the maker/product innovation community on Wikifactory, as well as show of some mockups on what Wikifactory intend to do for projects on its platform to better declare/communicate/organise around the SDG goals on this platform.

  • Needs analysis: break up in groups of max 7 pers.
  • In depth examples of functionalities on Wikifactory
  • Mock-up examples of what Wikifactory team have thought of already
  • Creation of shared project to make sure Wikifactory will meet needs in the future, continuation

Mr Tim van den Bergh, Ms Christina Rebel, WikiFactory, Danemark,

Workshop Fab Foundation
Abstract coming soon
11:50 pm Drones for Sciences
The drone to help science. Many places to explore, either inaccessible or accessible at a prohibitive cost are now open to science thanks to drones.
Our participatory science tours allow participants to imagine, prototype or even develop machines and protocols in the research program service to easily collect the data they need.
After having realized in recent years a machine to carry a thermal camera for the purpose of making the detection of processionary nests during the winter and developed a glacier photogrammetry protocol in Switzerland, we plan for next year , among other things, that the participants set up a follow-up of the topography of zones allowing the initiation to the photogrammetry (taking of data and modeling) as well as a simulation of flow of water for prediction of casting / zones at risk heavy rain.

Mr Stéphane RODE, Objectif Sciences International, France,
12:00 a Citizen Science Club for providing Participatory Research dimension inside your organization
Noon break 12:30 - Group Photo at Place des Nations
Wednesday 11 dec. Afternoon, Room VII, Building A Citizen Science for Peace and SDGs
1:30 - hosting in the Room
1:50 pm - Welcoming official speech
2:00 pm Introductive Key Notes
2:05 pm Scientific trip in the Yellowstone National Park
In our presentation, we will talk about different aspects of the Yellowstone National Park. We will first present to you our fortunate sightings of bears and geysers such as the Steamboat, the tallest geyser in the world. We will also explain the constraints of the park in the scientific department that limit individual participation as well as the impacts of humans on the biodiversity and the geothermical features.

Mr Charles STCHEPINSKY, Mrs Emma PICONE, Objectif Sciences International, France,
2:15 pm A l’affût de la biodiversité en itinérance
"A l’affut de la Biodiversité" is a program of participatory research. The stay in roaming, which was established this year, seeks to obtain data about places in the valley which are still unknow by the BIODIVERSITA program. So the goal was to identify a maximum number of species while testing a new lifestyle.

Mr Leane DARRE , Objectif Sciences International, France,
2:25 pm Puces
Presentation of the stay of a participant who contributed to the production of a low-tech electronic card for scientific field measurement.

Mr Gregoire FORTIER, Objectif Sciences International, France,
2:35 pm On the traces of wolves
For the reopening of the project about the wolves, of objective science international. An explication of the potential future project for the arranging of an observation of wolves and the determination of species. I will present my personal thinking about this trip and the scientific result obtain.

Mr Marc GUEVILLE , Objectif Sciences International, France,
2:45 pm Nature au Sommet
Nature au Sommet is a program about participatory science. The main subject is the distribution of the wildlife and flora in altitude over time. Its objective is to follow the impact of climatic change on species in mountain environments. For a few years ; the trip happens, in Switzerland, val d’Anniviers.

Mr Quentin ALBRESPIC, Objectif Sciences International, France,
2:55 pm Mines Treasures
Presentation of the scientific stay "Trésor des Mines", geological stay in the Swiss Alps. I will mainly focus on my presentation on the ice, the experiences with it, and the discovery of a glacier, its study. The glacier is very interesting from a scientific point of view, which makes it possible to make the link with the climatic change. I will also talk about my personal experience, explain how it has enriched me, and finally indicate how it can be improved in the future.

Mr Adam JOSEPH , Objectif Sciences International, Poland,
3:05 pm Developing mycocycle: "how a citizen scientist will transform how we manage material waste" REMOTE ORAL PRESENTATION
what happens when you combine business need, environmental crisis and a 1000’s year old practice? you develop an emerging next-generation, disruptive technology. as a business leader i never thought i’d find myself in the position of citizen scientist to be investing time and resources into the research and development of mushrooms. after decades of working in an industry whose materials are landfilled in an unsustainable manner, it was time to consider if there was a better way to treat and remediate materials so they could be diverted from landfills globally.
mycology quickly started to emerge as a leader in bioremediation of in situ environmental issues but could the same fungal species become resilient enough to tackle the bioremediation of ex situ materials containing toxins like pah, pthalates and heavy metals? 100’s of millions of tons of asphalt based materials are landfilled annually in the united states, with an even larger amount impacting citizens globally. because asphalt and asphalt containing materials are made with carbon black products containing pah’s (a cancer causing agent), these materials are typically landfilled (closed and open) and left to degrade in 400 years or more. with issues of ground water contamination, air borne contaminants, and community growth pushing residents and landfills nearer and nearer each other, should we not consider diverting materials entirely? and the best option after remediation of materials would be to enter them back into manufacturering—becoming a feedstock. mycocycle aims to remediate the worlds most toxic materials and impact the global circular economy in the process.
a citizen scientist, working with a trained mycologist-peter mccoy, we are developing this technology. imagine if business leaders became citizen scientist and developed technology with the lense of economic impact and scalability. imagine if we invested in r&d outside of research labs that allowed us to be nimble and unincumbered? we would like to present the inspiration for the united nations to say that citizen scientists can come in all forms, at all stages in life, and with an ulitmate goal of developing disruptive technologies. we say nothing is impossible.
3:15 pm Science of the Future? – Does citizen science provide a means of monitoring water quality for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ? REMOTE ORAL PRESENTATION
Citizen science has been suggested as a cost-effective approach to routine environmental monitoring and has received significant interest from the scientific community in recent years. Citizen science may be described as research carried out by members of the public with the aim of gathering scientific information at a scale that might not be possible with professional scientists alone. Indeed, the recent availability of relatively inexpensive water quality monitoring field equipment to emerging citizen science networks suggests great potential for increased spatial coverage far beyond that of traditional, laboratory-based monitoring networks. However, despite general recognition of the potential utility of citizen science in water quality monitoring for example, challenges remain with regard to the incorporation and acceptance of citizen science as a means of producing reliable scientific data that can be used to support decision making around environmental management. This research addresses whether citizen science is a viable means of supporting the UN SDG Indicator 6.3.2 for determining whether waterbodies have good ambient water quality. The research presented examines whether field investigations conducted using citizen scientists can produce high-quality data comparable to that of professional scientists on water quality parameters associated with monitoring methods under SDG Indicator 6.3.2. To this end, the results generated by a group of 30 potential citizen scientists, sampling water quality in “at-risk” Irish water bodies, are compared to those produced in parallel by a professional scientist and professional water quality laboratory analyses. Finally, we discuss how citizen science can have a role in supporting capacity development for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation.
Ms Lauren QUINLIVAN, Ireland, UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre,
3:25 pm Participatory sciences and spatialized approaches: which mediations? Discovery of tools from the Territoires research unit ORAL PRESENTATION
Experienced space, landscapes and territories are dimensions at the heart of the themes or theoretical approaches of many research projects related to climate change and environmental protection. One of the difficulties this poses concerns the ability of researchers to engage with society on these spatial dimensions and to make citizens actors in the changes. We present here a number of methodological approaches and participatory science research postures that aim to overcome this pitfall. Through various examples dealing with agroecology, health risks or the management of natural areas, we will show how serious games, mental maps or a spatialized wiki allow citizens to contribute to science
Mr Sylvain DERNAT, JOHANY François, INRA, France,Territoires research unit,
03:35 pm Innovation is a game, let’s play together ! ORAL PRESENTATION
Designer’s job is to create things, and more particularly objects.

  • "Object": Anything that, animate or inanimate, affects senses. (Credits: Cnrtl)
    Digital, Experience, Device, Interactive, Physics, Space, Service Research, Method or Pedagogy are all words than they are objects, like a table or a stool. And Innovation is not limited by using new words, to make centenarians processes "cool".
    From learning to applying, we will try to present Le Club Sandwich Studio method. Or rather than, how Le Club Sandwich Studio’s process manufactures a methodology for each new challenge.
    Through various projects such as development of IoT devices for agriculture and Science, products’ manufacture that question our behaviours between us and technologies, or coaching of pluridisciplinary student groups on innovation projects, we will try to question our relationship to the world and the currently raised challenges.


3:45 pm Socioeconomic Impact of Participatory Budgeting: The case of Ukraine ORAL PRESENTATION
Participatory budgeting as a world movement is on the rise. Its core idea is that members of a local community decide where to allocate public funds. Literature assumes that it brings numerous benefits: from a higher quality of life to a more dynamic local economic activity and a better public-private partnership. In Ukraine, within 3 years, almost 120 communities have already introduced some kind of participatory budgeting, which allows to assess its impact. Therefore, the proposed research aims to identify the most contrast cases of participatory budgeting implementation and to evaluate its socioeconomic impact on local communities. The findings of this study can be used by civil society activists and authorities alike to advocate an update of the existing or a creation of new models of participatory budgeting, which have proved their high positive impact as good practices.
Mr Dmytro KHUTKYY, Ms.Kristina AVRAMCHENKO, Reanimation Package of Reforms, Ukraine,
3:55 pm Research Group of Multilateral Action SC.POORAL PRESENTATION
J’aborde le thème suivant "De la Corruption et des enjeux de Développement: Etude comparative des mécanismes institutionnels de prévention et de lutte contre la corruption en Afrique et en Europe". Mon plaidoyer va donc consister dans un premier temps à évoquer en quoi le phénomène de grande Corruption dans les Etats africains a un impact sur le Développement pour dans un second temps aborder les pistes de solution concrètes dans la prévention et la lutte contre la corruption dans le cadre des Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD).
Mr Bangaly KABA, France, Research Group of Multilateral Action SC.PO,
4:05 pm Digital Social Resilience: Navigating in the New Normal ORAL PRESENTATION
This paper seeks to expand the scope of ongoing conceptualization of social resilience in the digital era. It examines emerging trends in how groups or communities, formally or informally associated, use the digital space in the recovery stages of disruptive events. While disruptive events or collective traumas can include environmental disasters, health epidemics, security or economic crises, the focus here is placed on collective social responses to hybrid threats. Hybrid threats combine online with offline destabilizing tactics that attack targets’ virtual or physical infrastructure, exploit psychological manipulation, political subversion and social polarization in order to expose the targets’ vulnerabilities. The paper posits that the amorphous online character of hybrid threats solicits new types of protective formal and informal social responses, hence enhanced digital social resilience. Yet a conclusive concept of what digital social resilience means and how it manifests is still lacking. Following a rigorous review of literature and relevant case studies, findings in the paper identify three behavioral tendencies in how communities already use digital spaces and tools to respond to contemporary hybrid threats: i) collective mobilization, crowdsourcing and toolmaking, ii) emotive solidarity, and iii) restoration of morality quests. The paper then postulates that these observed forms of collective online behavior characterize and define emerging signs of social resilience to hybrid threats in the contemporary online environment. Moreover, as rapid innovation, pervasive use of ICT and hybrid forms of threats are likely to remain in our realities in the near future, understanding and harnessing useful takeaways from these potentially socially resilient practices is essential for future policy making and for our preparedness to mitigate against future threats inflicted in online contexts.

Ms Jordanka TOMKOVA, INNOVABRIDGE Foundation, Switzerland,
4:15 pm Citizen Science Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals ORAL PRESENTATION
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals and 169 targets, constitutes an action plan to address the global challenges facing humanity. Achieving these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires accurate, up-to-date and timely data to track progress and make informed decisions. Even though rapid development of digital technologies provide a unique opportunity for data availability and use, major challenges still exist to improve the amount, timeliness, coverage and reliability of data. For example, we lack data for the 68% of the environmental SDG indicators (UN Environment, 2019). Citizen science, as a new data source, can contribute to SDG progress by complementing traditional sources of data, along with other non-traditional methods, and enable active citizen involvement in the SDG process.
This talk outlines the results of a research study on the contribution of citizen science to SDG monitoring undertaken by the “WeObserve Citizen Observatories and SDGs Community of Practice (SDGs CoP)” funded by the European Commission. The SDGs CoP brings together citizen science practitioners, researchers and representatives of UN custodian agencies, broader data communities and other key actors in the field to develop an understanding about how to demonstrate the value of citizen science for SDG achievement. The talk will also draw on examples of citizen science initiatives that are already contributing or could contribute to the SDG progress and provide recommendations for design and actions to achieve the SDGs.
Ms Dilek FRAISL, SEE Linda, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); CAMPBELL Jillian, UN Environment; FRITZ Steffen, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); WEHN Uta, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education; WARDLAW Jessica, Natural History Museum UK (NHM); GOLD Margaret, European Citizen Science Association (ECSA); MOORTHY Inian, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); PIERA Jaume, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); ARIAS Rosa, Ibercivis Foundation; OLIVER Jessica L., Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA); MASO Joan, The Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Austria, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),
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6:10 pm - Closing key-notes

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Research and Development of Assistance Systems for and with People with Disabilities within a FabLab ORAL PRESENTATION
How to involve citizens and social actors in research and innovation? How to use FabLabs as Hands-On Experimental Environments for Applied Sciences? The following presentation describes an educational concept which interlinks research and development, active participation of the citizen through development of assistance systems for and with people with disabilities and a FabLab as manufacturing site. On the basis of outcomes the aspects of innovation potential will be examined more detailed. The situation and activation of the participating citizens will be discussed.

Ms Aleksandra KONOPEK, SCHÄFER Michael, HBK University of Arts Essen, University of Apllied Science Ruhr West (HRW), Germany
LogAir: Citizen mapping of air quality with open hardware
LogAir is a citizen project that aims to help people understand air pollution, learn how to limit their exposure, and motivate evidence-based policy-making. We distribute open-hardware air quality mapping devices and personalized advices built on citizen-sourced data. In parallel, we organize workshops open to all to learn how to assemble, use and analyze the data produced by our devices.

Mr Emmanuel KELLNER, Ms ARANCIO Julieta ACME, UNIGE :: ACME :: LogAir , Switzerland , http://www.
short présentation of the SDG Solution Space : an open and creative space dedicated to SDGs
The SDG Solution Space is an open, creative space, created by the University of Geneva and the Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative. Students, researchers, humanitarian workers and UN experts gather together in the space to bring concrete solutions to sustainable development challenges.
then I will introduce LogAir : one of the project developped at SDG Solution Space

Mr Jean-Marie DURNEY, SDG Solution Space, Switzerland,

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Accelerate positive social transformations for a democratic, prosperous, inclusive and peaceful Africa by working with young people ORAL PRESENTATION
Young people make up more than 65% of the African population. Issues affecting the humanitarian situation and the level of socio-economic development of the continent. The exceptional sociodemographic dynamic that characterizes the continent is frightening to some and hopes to be able, thanks to its youth, to end up with an unprecedented opportunity. In any case, it is undeniably called to the reflection and involvement of young people themselves. Today, the role of young people in promoting democracy, peace and security remains a major part of the African and global agenda.
The challenges of achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063 are particularly challenging for Africa, the only developing region where the Millennium Development Goal is to be achieved. (ODM) of halving poverty between 1990 and 2014 has not been achieved. This exacerbates violence, political instability, gender inequality, severe climate change, conflict and crisis. Therefore, if Africa is to achieve the 2030 and 2063 goals, it is essential to understand and promote the rights of young people, especially young women, in development processes. Involving young people and meeting the expectations of a more just, human rights-based society requires a better understanding of the needs, interests, challenges, potential and diversity of young women and men. In addition, it is important to recognize the crucial role of young people as beneficiaries and practitioners in the promotion and protection of human rights, particularly in the context of the peacebuilding process in fragile states. and post-conflict countries.
As a result, the need to promote the right of young men and women to participate directly and indirectly in political life and public life more generally, their empowerment and the awareness necessary for their qualitative involvement in the process. societal transformation are important to eliminate marginalization and discrimination. Rights of participation and representation are inextricably linked to other human rights, such as the rights to freedom of expression and opinion

Mr Leopold Sedar DIOUF, Student, Sénégal

Presentations done in 2018

Validated Presentations

Project Discovery Exoplanets
Project Discovery Exoplanets - a collaboration of MMOS, the University of Geneva and the massively multiplayer online game EVE Online - has been one the most active citizen science project in the recent years. It is a new paradigm: integrating scientific microtasks in major videogames as a seamless gaming experience. Come and hear about what science can gain from such collaborations and how to make a successful integration of games and science.
Mr. Attila SZANTNER, Switzerland, MMOS,
Policy Brief: "Unleashing the Potential of Citizen Science as an Educational Tool towards the Sustainable Development Goals."
In this presentation, we will present you the main ideas of our policy brief, assessing the potential and challenges of citizen science for education and how it can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While educational programmes can address specific challenges across almost all of the 17 SDGs, this brief focuses on how citizen science can equip learners with life-long skills, knowledge, and attitudes that foster change-makers, as a direct contribution to SDG 4, Quality Education. For the case of Biodesign, we demonstrate the role that educational practices developed around citizen science can have by presenting a selection of inspiring initiatives currently taking place throughout Europe. In this way, this policy brief aims to support decision makers in education and science policy, including the European Commission, national and state Ministries and other stakeholders in integrating these non-traditional educational practices into existing funding schemes, education policy and curricula towards a more meaningful, transformative learning and teaching.
Ms. Imane BAÏZ, France, CRI Université Paris Descartes,
RovOLA: a ROV to study fish populations in peri-alpine lakes POSTER
Peri-alpine lakes support an important diversity of fish species that play a major role in the functioning of these ecosystems and reflect their health status. Fish communities consist of a significant proportion of native species which are of strong socio-economic (widespread anglers and commercial fisheries), great natural and scientific interest.
The RovOLA project was born from the meeting of a Fab lab, the "Fablac" and the CARRTEL research unit (Alpine Center for Research on Lake Ecosystems and Food Webs- INRA - USMB) and consists in working collaboratively to build a Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV). Outfitted with an high quality camera and high-output lighting system, and remotely controlled from the surface, this robot will be adapted to the needs of researchers to study fish populations, especially breeding sites. The ROV will capture videos and depending on the research being conducted, the ROV will be equipped with various sampling devices (to collect water, fish eggs, sediments…) and sensors. ROVOLA also have an educational value as it will be used in schools to raise awareness about current environmental issues of lake ecosystems.

Ms. Chloe GOULON, UMR CARRTEL, INRA – Université de Savoie Mont Blanc, Thonon, France,
Aragon implementing Agenda 2030 through public engagement
The Government of Aragon in Spain assumes the mandate of the UN coordinating our regional innovation and sustainability strategies with the agendas for the SDGs. Implementing each of the SDGs requires holistic and coordinated actions among different stakeholders as well as addressing multiple sectors transversally. To implement Agenda 2030, the Presidency of the region has deployed EBRO2030, the plan to achieve sustainable and responsible growth. As part of its activities, EBRO2030 seeks the engagement of all the Aragonese society as well as the added value of evidence-based policy making and scientific advise. At the confluence of both vectors, society and science, we found citizen science. There are recent and important evidences of the need to boost citizen science projects to raise awareness, to implement and to control policies (eg environmental policies). But research-oriented plans are not enough to implement Agenda 2030. In fact, it is needed a number of actions at regional level with all the social, academic, political or business agents. Moreover, alliances with other public bodies at local, national and international scales are also required.
This talk will overview major elements of the Ebro2030 agenda as well as the latest evidences on how citizen science and open research are both impacting SDGs and transforming institutions.

Mr. Fermin SERRANO SANZ, Government of Aragon, Spain,
Dans le sillage des Astyanax au Mexique
"Dans le sillage des Astyanax…" est un projet de recherche participative mené en collaboration avec les équipes du CNRS de Gif-sur-Yvette visant à l’étude des population du poisson ‘Astyanax mexicanus’ qui a la particularité d’avoir deux morphotypes, l’un de surface et l’autre cavernicole, en faisant un modèle idéal pour la recherche sur l’évolution, notamment d’un point de vue génétique.
Les participants à ce projet sont partis cet hiver au Mexique pour aller directement dans les grottes et les rivières où vivent ces poissons afin de récolter des données sur leur habitat ainsi que des échantillons d’ADN.
Les résultats ramenés sont actuellement en cours de traitement au CNRS.
Mr François LAMBERT, 17 ans, Participant des Séjours de Sciences Participatives OSI WILD ATTITUDE, France,
Even if the Internet of Things seems to be unavoidable in a globalized world, only very few people really have access to these technologies. That’s why since 2014, La Cool Co has been developing open source hardware devices to facilitate the understanding and custom fabrication of connected objects in order to better understand biology, and our surrounding world.
From "Do It Yourself" experimentations on the ground in Africa, through maker training in the United States, La Cool Co has always supported access to knowledge and its sharing, through product production and implementation. open-source solutions are available to help scientists, companies and individuals in civil society to appropriate complex technical systems, and to bring out non-existent data to promote the understanding of our Mother Earth.
"Nature is Open Source" is less a marketing motto than a call for awareness for each of us, at an individual or community level, to participate in this new but necessary human society, united in an common interest.

Mr. Antoine BERR, OSI - La Cool Co, France,
Des Puces sur le terrain !
L’objectif pédagogique de "Puces sur le terrain" était d’initier ou de développer les compétences en informatique et en électronique des participants. Le séjour s’inscrit dans un contexte scientifique concret. En effet, OSI Mexique, associé au CNRS, doivent étudier l’environnement du poisson "Astyanax Mexicanus", celui-ci, une fois "piégé" dans les grottes, a évolué différemment de son homologue vivant dans les rivières. Pour cela, nous avons créé un dispositif capable d’effectuer des relevés de différentes données dans l’environnement des grottes mexicaines qui évolue beaucoup. C’est donc dans ce cadre-là que nous avons effectué différentes activités permettant de concevoir ce dispositif.

Les différentes phases du projet furent :
- Sensibilisation : Envoi par voie postale d’une carte comme point de départ d’un jeu de piste numérique permettant aux participants de prendre connaissance du dossier présentant le camp de vacances.
- Contact : Jeu de rôle mettant les participants face à des problèmes liées à l’économie, les technologies et l’écologie. Le but étant d’inciter les jeunes à proposer des solutions.
- Découverte : Cette phase s’est décomposée en deux parties. La première partie a consisté à construire, à partir des composants de bases, des petits projets liés à l’électronique. La deuxième partie a visé à leur apprendre les bases de la programmation par l’utilisation d’associations de blocs à glisser au sein d’un programme.
- Approfondissement : Construire des circuits électroniques plus complexes commandés par des programmes informatiques sur Arduino
- Projet : réalisation de deux prototypes d’enregistrement de données
- Retransmission : présentation informatique de leur séjour et de leurs projets

L’objectif initial a bien été atteint par les participants et l’industrialisation des prototypes réalisés par les éducateurs scientifiques après le séjour va permettre aux chercheurs du CNRS d’emmener 3 boitiers de relevé de données lors de leur prochaine expédition dans les grottes Mexicaines.

Les Participants des séjours de Sciences Participatives OSI CHIP HACK’ADEMY, France,
Le Programme de Recherche Participative PANTHERA, retour sur 13 ans de Sciences Citoyennes
12 years in the service of the Snow Leopard. From scientific study, to the involvement of local populations, through environment education, OSI-PANTHERA is a human and nature adventure in perpetual motion.

Mr.Bastien CHAIX, Co-Responsable du Programme de Recherche OSI PANTHERA, Kirghizstan,
Sciences Participatives en Paléontologie
Paleozoïc is a young paleontology program born in 2014 from a collaboration between the Geneva Natural History Museum and OSI. It is based on a participative research mission in the Swiss Alps. In Provence, the program had open an initiation camp for children to discover paleontologist’s job. And in 2019, we hope to add a new expedition camp in a famous european dinosaurs area in the South of England.

Mr.Christophe GIRONIS, Responsable du Programme de Recherche Participative OSI PALEOZOIC, France,

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Education for citizen engagement in science and societal innovation
Université de Lyon has been running Science Shops since 2013. Since, working with university students, researchers and civil society organisations has allowed the successful implementation of various projects, linking these stakeholders together to work and aspire for a better society. To further equip students, researchers and organisations about the importance to work together, Université de Lyon has the aim of giving proper education and training to all the stakeholders. How to set up these trainings and how to reach all stakeholders is a challenge. The presentation will give a critical and constructive overview on what has been done and how to further embetter these trainings.
Ms. Shailaja BAICHOO, France, Université des sciences de Lyon,

Spurring up research through a collaborative research platform : Seintinelles
Cancer is a tangible reality for all of us. 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in the world, and it is estimated that these numbers will increase by 70% in the next 20 years (1). In France, 385,000 new cases are diagnosed each year (2): one in four people will have cancer during their lifetime. Hence, we are all concerned, and it would be beneficial for all, whether directly or indirectly, if tomorrow the illness were better covered and more easily curable. So-called personalised medicine is a hope in cancerology. In order for it to truly be effective for patients, an adapted combination must be identified between a type of cancer, a treatment and a patient. Doctors and researchers must therefore have access to a significant amount of data, to be able to predict how such or such a treatment will operate on such or such a type of cancer, and to adapt it to each individual. This can only be made possible thanks to the civic action of the community as a whole. There will be no personalised medicine without strong collective action. Furthermore, as new technologies have become a strong part of our lives, they are also taking on a role in health and research. The potential and the stakes are there. Researchers used to be technically limited when it came to analysing the data available to them. Today, their analytical potential has increased: what once took months, even years, sometimes takes less than 24 hours nowadays, such as decoding the human genome, for instance. Today, researchers are able to analyse great quantities of data very quickly, namely thanks to technological advances and the advent of digital technology in the health field. But paradoxically, they have a shortage of data at their disposal to do so. Indeed, the recruitment process of participants in a study is long, slow and costly. Each year, hundreds of cancerology research projects are financed in France, yet some never succeed or are heavily delayed, due to a lack of volunteering participants, and despite researchers having gathered the necessary funds and authorisations. This is where the contribution of the general public steps in. By volunteering to make their data available to researchers, they can contribute to accelerating the research process. A recent study has shown that 64% of citizens would be willing to take part in a research project involving their own pathology or that of their loved ones (3). Yet, a dearth of information on the possibility of being involved in key research issues can be felt: Who can one turn to? How to proceed? We were aware of two populations, researchers and the general public, who each needed the other, yet had no canal at their disposal to enable them to collaborate more efficiently, to make advances in cancer research. This observation planted the idea of Seintinelles (4): the first collaborative research platform on cancer in France. Seintinelles is a non profit-making charity under the French law of 1901, supported by the ARC Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and the Chantelle lingerie firm. Its mission is to accelerate the research process by enabling a closer collaboration between the field of research and civil society, whilst increasing all at once quantity, quality and variety of data made available to researchers. The platform launched in 2013 as a first step to this collaboration enabled over 15 research projects on all forms of cancer (and not only breast cancer) to come to fruition, and approximately 17,000 volunteers, men or women, ill or not, to come forward. Whereas recruitment formerly took researchers months to complete, today it only takes a few weeks, even a few days, thanks to the active participation of the general public. References. 1. World Health Organisation, 2012 2.National Cancer Institute. Epidemiology of cancers., 2015 3. Ipsos Sopra-Steria Research survey ; May 2016 4. Seintinelles.

Mr Fabien REYAL, France, Association Seintinelles,

Networking for Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities from Sparkling Science
Sparkling science is a participatory research program in Austria with the specific characteristic: scientistis work side by side with young people in current scientific research projects. As junior colleagues schoolchildren take an active part of the research project, introduce important suggestions into the research approach, collaborate in the conception and conducting of investigations, conduct polls, collect data, interpret it together with the researchers and present the results in creative ways as Science Slams, animated movies, songs…

Challenges and opportunities will be shown from the case of two Sparkling Science projects “Landscape and You-th” (2012-2015) and “BreadTime” (2015-2016): the challenges and opportunities for the research partners, the meaning of reflexion, specifics of data production and evaluation, characteristics of presentation of results.
“BreadTime” focuses on the cultural sustainability and the manifold agricultural and manual practices of the cultivation and processing of grains and the production of bread.

The project “Landscape and You-th – Tracing Flax” focusses on the relationship between local knowledge, landscape and regional identity on the basis of cultivation and manufacturing of the plant flax.

In both projects students from Secondary lower schools and the Secondary upper schools were instructed in the method of oral history and interviewed elder locals about the traditional cultivation. Several media products and performances, like an app, a documentary film, a RAP song… should enhance landscape awareness and sustainable tourism in the region and offer added value for all stakeholders.

Mrs Andrea Sieber, Alps-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria,

From a scientific squat to publications in 8 years : Feedbacks from the French Open Lab initiative LA PAILLASSE
While laboratories still are a scare resource for project leaders and joining research effort is unreachable for most citizens, La Paillasse created a fully equipped Open laboratory from second hand equipement opened to everyone in a squat in 2011.
Hosting 40 projects per year as startups, associations and individuals in a 750m2 lab in the center of Paris, 400+ free events/year related to science and tech and new formats of open source collaborative research programs in epidemiology in collaboration with industrials, accompanying the creation of open labs through the world and participating on workgroups with the French ministry of research La Paillasse is experimenting and documenting new ways for academicians and citizens to cooperate.
Experiences of success and failures in diffusion of Open labs and Open science will be discussed.
Mr. Marc FOURNIER, France, La Paillasse,
STEAM - an all encompassing approach to education
We need to to encourage people to view STEM differently, to perceive Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths as a set of tools with which to create, design, troubleshoot, innovate, and imagine. We want STEAM learning to expand non-linearly and nurture a culture of multidisciplinary disruptive innovation through the power of inspiration and creativity.

We need to nurture an international network with global reach because the challenges we need to solve are global. STEAM needs to be fostered everywhere to catalyze human progress worldwide.

Dr Niamh Shaw, Function (Core), Ireland,

Combining Arts and Citizen Science - Mobilising participation
Citizen science approaches have become increasingly popular and embedded into data collection methods and participatory research. Our NGO (Bristol Natural History Consortium) has been working over the last 10 years on developing major public-facing activities that bring together tourism, heritage studies, and the arts alongside citizen science activities and educational activities. What new types of thinking and participation can we encourage through new research methods? What special opportunities does the arts provide for engaging people with the natural world? We look forward to sharing new ideas, practical activities, robust audience research and evaluation, and proposals for new collaborative international activities.

Mrs Savita Custead, Bristol Natural History Consortium, United Kingdom,

Recherche participative organisationnelle: guide de pratique
La recherche participative consiste à effectuer des recherches avec les participants plutôt que sur eux. Ces derniers sont donc des partenaires de recherche. Ancrée dans les travaux de Kurt Lewin sur la recherche-action, et ceux de Chris Argyris sur l’apprentissage organisationnel (action science), la recherche participative organisationnelle (RPO) est une forme de recherche participative où les partenaires de recherche sont des universitaires et des membres des organisations impliquées. La RPO combine des méthodes de recherche quantitatives, qualitatives ou mixtes avec l’action afin d’améliorer les pratiques, les services et les politiques en soins de santé. Au sein des organisations de santé, la RPO est utilisée pour mettre en pratique des changements en répondant aux défis, en résolvant des problèmes cliniques et non cliniques, ou en développant et en mettant en œuvre des innovations ou des interventions. Elle peut également renforcer les compétences des professionnels de la santé et contribuer à leur développement professionnel et à la satisfaction des patients. Selon la RPO, les organisations partenaires recueillent des données concernant leur pratique et les utilisent pour réfléchir, comprendre et découvrir des savoirs. Par exemple, la RPO peut être appliquée pour développer une pratique réflexive et entraîner un apprentissage organisationnel Basé sur une revue de littérature systématique et validé par des experts dans le domaine, nous avons une guide de pratique de la recherche participative organisationnelle

Mrs Paula BUSH, Canada, Quebec-SPOR SUPPORT Unit, McGill University,

Collaboration of Civil society with National Statistic Offices in Geo Data for a real Data Revolution
The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Data Revolution raises many opportunities and challenges, such as the innovative use of modern technologies by citizenry in data collection and data presentation with the arising new data sources for official statistics. More recently, the UN World Data Forum was hosted in South Africa under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission with special focus on Development Statistics. Among other objectives, this Forum addressed the intensification of collaboration between governments and civil society stakeholders all around the world. As civil society representatives, we learned from this experience that many governments are truly interested in civil society data base projects. Many NSOs expressed a growing interest in the Openstreetmap (OSM) geodatabase, although some are reluctant and intrigued about how to use data and how to partner with this kind of projects.

On the other hand, many worried government agencies around the world are seeing how their shrinking budgets call for a change in processes, among others for data collection. They are also intrigued about how to use these data and how to work with these civic tech groups, although they may accept that the use of external collaboration can be a great tool to their sustainable development data collection needs. Some have already accepted the assistance and contributions from civil society and other stakeholders, in particular to fill gaps on census coverages and SDG indicators. In this regard, the STATS UP project aspires to contribute to these needs bringing more allies into the SDG indicators production and census rounds, taking advantage of the effectiveness of the open source and geo open data platforms.

The moment to enhance this collaboration between Statistical Offices and civic tech groups is just right in the case of geo open data. The use of new geodata means a great opportunity for local territories to be represented in a greater scale by means of data collection, leveraging a more human scale approach to assure equality in the attainability of sustainable development goals (SDG) . Probably this is because open geodata offers a richer value to address all tiers, especially 2 and 3 level indicators. They can certainly enhance the SDG dialogue in a more “visible” and direct way. For instance, addressing Goal 3.2 asks to “end preventable deaths of newborns”. This goal claims to know and share globally the “where” of health care services, including midwives, are located and what quality of attention they offer, including distances and available means of transport for the assistance to child birth. The more visible local issues are, the easier to tackle they can be. Other many spatial objects can be found in each of the 17 Goals.

This presentation will condense the conclusions of the UN Data Forum that may need civic tech collaboration and will explain how collaboration can be more efficient based on global agreements to collaborate with governments. It will also portray the Stats Up project of citizens collecting data for the National Statistic Offices in selected countries using indicators and visualizations to illustrate. The lecture will also explain how to work out agreements with public data organizations filling identified gaps in the SDG indicators production and census coverages in candidate countries.

Finally, when possible. it will draw lessons about challenges and opportunities for citizenship to collaborate with governments and statistical offices.
Mr Javier Andres Carranza Torres, GeoCensos Foundation, Bolivia,

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