12/10/2021 Online

Citizen science - tools to achieve a real impact on policy-making

The WeCount project, in the scope of the activities of the Residents striving for sustainable cities group, is organising a workshop on October 12th, to present their findings and the most successful strategies to engage citizens in the transition to green smart cities.

Join the session organised by WeCount and citizen science projects, as part of the 2021 European Week of Regions and Cities.

WeCount is an EU-funded project that takes an innovative citizen science approach to gather data on local mobility issues thanks to road traffic sensors. WeCount's goal is to empower locals to take the lead in producing data, evidence and knowledge on mobility in their neighbourhoods.

Taking place on October 12, 2021, 14:30 - 16:00 (CEST), this workshop will present key outcomes and lessons learned from projects that have successfully responded to H2020 calls on improving air quality and urban mobility in European cities and reducing their carbon footprint, by enhancing citizen engagement. The findings will highlight the most successful strategies for engaging citizens in the transition to green smart cities, ranging from informing and consulting, to involving, collaborating and empowering, to enable the EU Green Deal transition.

Residents striving for sustainable cities is a group of EU funded projects that joined forces to boost decision maker’s ambition in fighting the effects of traffic, environmental pollution and climate change in European urban areas. WeCount, ACTION, ClairCity, ICARUS, and iSCAPE.

Register here.