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Citizen Science project selects members for its Advisory Board

COESO is funded by the European Commission and have a duration of three years

18 june, 2021≈ 4 min read

The European Citizen Science project COESO (Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues) selects members for its Advisory Board until June 27th. The Board will be multidisciplinary and inter-professional, with members with a diversity of technical knowledge, skills and experiences, and will comprise a maximum of 15 people.

The project seeks members who can bring a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, completing the current body of the project and helping to promote collaborations between researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities and citizens. At the heart of the project, there is the mission to support participatory research through a service-first approach. The project will include the creation of an online platform for knowledge production and sharing, in collaboration with OPERAS.

COESO brings together 15 members from six European countries, coordinated by France, at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). It is organized into 8 working groups and includes 10 Citizen Science pilot projects: 5 of them were pre-selected and 5 will be selected from an open call, in which the members of the Advisory Board will act as members of the jury.

Candidates for the Advisory Board can be, among others, independent professionals (such as journalists and artists), small and medium-sized enterprise professionals, members of non-governmental organizations and Civil Society, or policymakers (such as representatives of local government institutions).

The COESO Consortium seeks specialists who have: broad knowledge in their field of expertise, trends and expectations; interest in developing opportunities for collaboration in their fields with academic research in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities; interest in societal challenges; proven experience in operating in the public, private or other sectors; interpersonal and communication skills to support effective discussion with a diversity of stakeholders. English will be the working language of the Advisory Board and the project meetings.

Specialists from countries that are not yet represented in the consortium will be welcome. Board members shall provide COESO with knowledge, understanding and strategic thinking for the good of the project's implementation and its future evolution. Developing close working ties with other Advisory Board members and project participants will be an opportunity to establish valuable professional connections, sharing challenges and solutions in collaborating with social sciences and humanities research, discovering best practices and trends that can be implemented in their field.

For more information on the responsibilities and roles of the Advisory Board, as well as information about the submission process, go to the OPERAS blog.

| About COESO |

The COESO project was launched in January 2021 and is funded by the European Commission through the Science with and for Society grant.

The project aims to develop and sustain research on Citizen Science in the Social Sciences and Humanities, with the mission to enable the growth of citizen science projects in the area and to support participatory research through a service-first approach.

The project is supported by the OPERAS infrastructure and works in collaboration with it to integrate its online platform into the infrastructure.

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