Time4CS is an EU funded project, launched in January 2021, that aims to support institutional changes that promote Citizen Science in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs). To facilitate this process, TIME4CS has identified 4 Intervention Areas that alone or combined can stimulate the institutional changes necessary to promote public engagement in R&I activities: Research; Education and Awareness; Support resources and Infrastructure; Policy and Assessment.
In this framework, three expert organisations in the field of Citizen Science (Front-Runners) – University College London, Aarhus University, and the Competence Center of the University of Zurich – are working side by side with four implementing organisations (Implementers) willing to foster Citizen Science in their institutions – Tyndall National Institute at the University College Cork, Kaunas University of Technology, Center for Genomic Regulation, and Università San Raffaele. Two organisations act as Facilitators and accompany the partners through the different phases of the project – Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) and the European Science Foundation.
The first year of the project is dedicated to planning, co-designing and co-creating grounding actions in Citizen Science for the implementing RPOs, whereas the second year will be dedicated to their implementation, and the third year will focus on their sustainability.
Project duration: January 2021 – December 2023
Project lead: APRE – Agenzia Per La Promozione Della Ricerca Europea (Italy)