What is the Accelerator

The Accelerator is a planned and structured programme that includes training activities, mentoring and financial support for the Citizen Science Initiatives (CSIs) that are selected in the IMPETUS  annual Open Calls.


The objective is to help the CSIs in delivering a seven-month citizen science project, maximising their scientific, social, economic, democratic, and environmental impacts towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Green Deal targets.

It includes:

  • A two-week Bootcamp: Intensive training at the start of the accelerator on EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion), citizen engagement strategies, policy impact, communication strategies, quality data, ethics and impact assessment; 
  • Online mentoring during the project execution provided by citizen science experts; 
  • Specific training covering specific expressed needs on knowledge & skills;
  • “Aperitive sessions” to promote peer learning and networking within and between pilot cohorts, also creating bridges with external communities of interest.
  • Promotion via news on the IMPETUS website and on social media, as well as presenting opportunities at the IMPETUS conference and other related events;
  • Financial support of €20,000 (for kickstarting projects) or €10,000 (for sustaining projects)

The second edition of the IMPETUS Accelerator runs between June 2023 and January 2024.

The Bootcamp

The Bootcamp is an intensive online training at the beginning of the process that leads to the official start of the Accelerator Programme. It covers a diverse range of topics for CSIs to deepen their understanding of different aspects of citizen science and help them define a more inclusive and impactful project. It aims to get all CSIs together and establish a common ground.

The 2024 Citizen Science Initiatives, CSIs

Challenge #1: Sustainable Lifestyles

Schools Count!

Elke Franchois

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Mobility

Mentor: Yaela Golumbic


Many Belgian children are driven to school, impacting health, safety, and climate.

'Schools Count!' aims to shift this behaviour by prioritizing walking and biking, enhancing safety through redesign and community involvement. Using Telraam and citizen science, it fosters a child-centric approach for sustainable mobility and safer school routes

The Museum of Food Waste

Cristina Nava

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Alexandra Albert


The Museum of Food Waste aims to engage students in actively monitoring various forms of food waste in school canteens in the Neiva river mouth area, in Portugal, along with the co-creation of recommendations for interventions that can tackle this issue.

URBAN 500

Milena Ivkovic

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Mobility

Mentor: Carolina Dopico González


Urban500, led by the Association Placemaking Western Balkans (PWB), is a citizen science-driven initiative with a clear mission: to start constructing a robust open database on the quality of pedestrian spaces in the densely populated areas of the Balkan cities

EcoVoce - Speak up!

Lucrina Stefanescu

Sustaing Grant

Topic: Waste

Mentor: Jacqueline Goldin

The EcoVoce project monitors environmental issues in Romania's Aries River basin, nestled in the Apuseni Mountains. Developed in collaboration with locals, the EcoVoce mobile app amplifies citizens' voices, empowering community action. Its name, meaning 'voice' in Romanian, underscores its goal: giving citizens a platform to address and resolve local societal challenges

Scoil-Aer: Citizen Science for Clean Air Routes to School

Ruaraidh Dobson

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Carolina Dopico González


The city of Waterford, Ireland faces challenges with air quality. Scoil-Aer is a citizen science project designed to engage young people in co-designing clean air walking, wheeling and cycling routes around their schools, promoting sustainable mobility and air quality improvement.

Oeiras Experimenta: climate-smart crops for sustainable food production

Elisabete Brigadeiro

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Yaela Golumbic


The Oeiras Experimenta living lab, a collaboration between Oeiras Municipality, ITQB NOVA research institute, and local citizen scientists, explores climate-resilient crops. It seeks alternatives to traditional crops, promoting sustainable, healthy, and nutritious food in line with Green Deal and UN Sustainable Development Goals

We Are Students Tackling Environmental WASTE

Marta Gil Martinez

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Waste

Mentor: Ilídio André Costa

What is waste? Nothing. All material is precious, because it is needed and limited. Organic waste looks and smells disgusting then we throw our garbage quickly and far away. Let's connect and transform our waste into valued materials! The WASTE project aims to transform the vision of young people on waste and how it is transformed into important and needed materials.

The School Food Transformation Project

Maria Neocleous Maliotou

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Patricia Barciela

Increasing rates of childhood overweight and obesity in Europe are linked to the consumption of unhealthy ultra-processed foods. Simultaneously, an unsustainable food system contributes to environmental degradation. The Schools Food Transformation project empowers secondary school students as citizen scientists using the Whole School Approach framework to gather reliable data and develop solutions to these interconnected issues.

Stopping Bike Theft

Jordi Honey-Roses

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Mobility

Mentor: Inês Navalhas


The Stopping Bike Theft project proposes a citizen science campaign addressing bicycle theft, a pervasive issue often underreported to authorities. This lack of data hampers research efforts. By engaging regular cyclists, we aim to uncover the true scope of the problem through a crowdsourcing platform launched in June 2023, facilitating community involvement in tackling bicycle theft

Cook-tivating Biodiversity

Alberto Jimenez

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Fermín Serrano


Cook-tivating Biodiversity aims to preserve local seeds, traditional knowledge, and recipes in a small Spanish mountain village. Citizen scientists will cultivate a shared seed collection in a social garden, promoting fair and sustainable food production through the preservation of wild and local plant varieties.

Young people for responsible food consumption

Diana Szanto

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Jacqueline Goldin


In late 2023, the Artemisszio Foundation initiated the 'Young People for Responsible Food Consumption' citizen science project. Diverse youth from Budapest and rural areas, including disadvantaged, Roma, and migrant communities, participate through six organizations. Through community reporting and participatory video, trained youth workers lead research addressing fair and sustainable food production, access, and social justice amidst global crises.

UNIQUE. Universal Design Strategies for Equity in the Proximity City

Alba Ramírez Saiz

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Mobility

Mentor: Cristina Luís

The UNIQUE project addresses shortcomings in universal design measures within new city models like the proximity city or the 15-minute city by focusing on the perspectives of marginalized groups including people with disabilities, older adults, and children. It aims to gather their needs and views to enhance inclusivity in urban environments.

Layered City

Lovro Koncar-Gamulin

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Mobility

Mentor: Patrícia Tiago


The Layered City project aims to develop an innovative framework for data collection, processing, and implementation, with a focus on addressing challenges related to urban mobility and movability. Through co-creation, it will emphasize contextualizing, sensing, informing, and resolving issues within urban environments.

Beyond recycling of e-waste

Ugo Vallauri

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Waste

Mentor: Patrícia Tiago


Expanding from their network of citizen scientists at repair cafes, 'Beyond Recycling of E-Waste' aims to examine recycling and reuse options for electrical products at UK household waste and recycling centers (HWRCs). Following research in 2023 at a London HWRC, revealing 45% of small e-waste could be repaired or reused, the project seeks to address this gap.

ChargeConnect: Mapping the Path to Smarter EV Charging

Ruxandra Miuti

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Mobility

Mentor: Carolina Dopico González


ChargeConnect seeks to enhance electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by utilizing citizen science and advocating for standardization. The project targets challenges of interoperability and usability in EV charging stations through research initiatives. By collaborating with EV owners and stakeholders, it aims to assess current interoperability, analyze user experiences, and propose enhancements.

Vyakulani Africa - mapping the African food legacy in Belgium

Maureen Duru

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Cristina Luís

Vyakulani Africa delves into African diaspora foodways in Europe, exploring the persistence of home cooking traditions despite limited acceptance of nutritious African foods. It examines the sustainability of these diets, challenges eurocentric biases, and advocates for greater awareness of African superfoods and the role of African agrofood entrepreneurship in biodiversity conservation.

Citizens for Sustainable Olive Oil Production

Mehmet Aysan

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Fermín Serrano


Olives, symbolizing health and peace, face decreased production due to global warming, notably in the Bozdoğan region of Aydın, Türkiye. Planned geothermal facilities threaten further harm by altering air moisture.The Citizens for Sustainable Olive Oil Production project aims to enhance olive oil quality, promote organic farming, and merge traditional farmer knowledge with modern methods for sustainable, equitable production

Wild Harvest: Preserving Traditional Knowledge in Lesvos

Konstantinos Tsiompanos

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Jacqueline Goldin


The Wild Harvest project will educate people on edible wild greens, herbs, and mushrooms in Greek nature, focused on Lesvos Island. By documenting local knowledge, engaging elders, and experts for accuracy. They will organise workshops to promote sustainable harvesting, with findings disseminated through a photo album and biodiversity analysis for wider conservation efforts

Wellbeing Blitz

Maria Vicente

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Food

Mentor: Karen Soacha


The Wellbeing Blitz (WB Blitz) initiates a community engagement effort using citizen science tools to evaluate food environments and security across diverse neighborhoods. The aim is to assist local governments in crafting and executing food action plans that foster healthy, sustainable food environments in varied socioeconomic contexts.

Challenge #2: Justice and Equity

Citizen science for accessible and affordable health screening

Nicholas Cauwenberghs

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Ilídio André Costa


Four million Europeans die annually from preventable cardiovascular diseases due to inaccessible screenings. To address this, Citizen science for accessible and affordable health screening will arrange for non-medical volunteers to conduct affordable screenings using portable kits. With the hope of increasing accessibility and affordability. The project will also refine the process through citizen scientists' feedback for universal cardiovascular health checks.

Nergal - an epidemiology citizen science game for people with visual impairments

Amber Griffiths

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Neal Reeves


The Nergal project is a collaboration between a charity supporting people with visual impairments, a non-profit specialising in citizen science and participatory research, and epidemiology researchers, to co-design and build a sound-based version of a citizen science game to understand how social decisions change how diseases spread in communities.

Thermo-Staat

Judith Veenkamp

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Ilídio André Costa


Thermo-Staat empowers Dutch residents to address heat stress through citizen-led journalism and data collection. Collaborating with scientists and journalists, the project creates a platform for citizen scientists to share sensor data, report heat stress impacts, and explore mitigation strategies, fostering community engagement and awareness.

Map4Rec

Ekaterina Egorova

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Rachel Pateman


The Map4Rec project involves Ukrainian refugee youths in mapping local recreational spaces, enhancing their place discovery while providing municipalities with insights into refugee youths' recreational patterns and perceptions. This initiative fosters community engagement and urban planning informed by refugee experiences

PAIR - Parkinson’s Intergenerational Care

Ariadna Laguna

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Patricia Barciela


PAIR, a collaborative project with Parkinson's patients and Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), involves an Intergenerational Service and Learning (SaL) pilot program. High school students and patients participate to assess if intergenerational care improves disease outcomes and patient wellbeing. The project also explores positive impacts on students' attitudes, behaviors, and scientific competencies.

Luna - the experiential landscape of a menstrual cycle

Barbi Seme

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Aleksandra Berditchevskaia


The Luna project engages citizen scientists in exploring menstrual cycles' impact on wellbeing and social inclusion. Using Experience Sampling Methodology (ESM) via a mobile app, participants track cycle experiences. Through focus groups, practical strategies for managing cycle impacts are co-created, informed by the EU Gender Equality Strategy, empowering participants and informing policy advocacy.

SIREN (Saving Italian hydRological mEasuremeNts)

Paola Mazzoglio

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Bruna Gumiero


The SIREN project engages citizens in recovering historical daily flow data of Italian rivers. By transcribing records, participants raise awareness of environmental challenges and contribute to understanding environmental changes. This ongoing project, launched on Zooniverse in September 2023, aims to guide adaptation and mitigation measures with its data.

Obstetric Coevolution

Irene Lapuente Aguilar

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Antonella Passani


Obstetric Coevolution (OBCOE) enters its second phase, building on 2023's groundwork. It entails detailed analysis of the initial survey, engaging mothers and professionals in data collection, and promoting co-created initiatives like educational programs on sexuality and childbirth. Collaborating with citizen scientists, the project aims to evolve obstetric practices for enhanced birthing experiences.

SCience For Inclusion

Nicole Salvatori

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Fermín Serrano


The SCI-FI (SCIence For Inclusion) project strives to cultivate a sustainable community focused on environmental protection and social inclusion. By adopting sustainable agricultural practices and leveraging digital transformation and precision agriculture technologies, it aims to minimize environmental impact while promoting inclusion of vulnerable citizens.

CARPINO CARpaneda for Participation, INclusion and Observation of biodiversity change

Gloria Marini

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Jane Prophet


The Carpaneda region in Vicenza, Italy, once abundant with hornbeam trees, now lacks them due to landscape changes caused by urbanization. The project 'CARPINO CARpaneda for Participation, INclusion and Observation of biodiversity change' aims to launch a citizen science campaign to document biodiversity changes, link them to climate change, and propose resilient solutions, advocating for an agricultural park in Vicenza.

Heat WatchErs in ACTion

Mar Satorras

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Inês Navalhas


The Heat WE ACT project addresses climate change and social inequities in urban settings. Heat Watchers in Action accelerates a citizen science initiative to monitor climate effects on vulnerable households with children in Barcelona. Enriching the program with workshops and stakeholder engagement aims for equitable, child-oriented adaptation and energy poverty alleviation, fostering science literacy and trust.

Reach Out Right: Empowering Youth Mental Wellbeing

Micaela Santilli

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Stefanie Schuerz


The Reach Out Right project addresses adolescent mental health vulnerability, with Dutch teens experiencing significant issues but often reluctant to seek formal help. To fill this gap, researchers plan to engage teens as citizen scientists to explore informal help-seeking behaviors within their social networks. Participatory workshops with stakeholders will create a systems map and behavioral strategies catalog, empowering youth with coping skills and enhancing access to professional support, potentially reducing mental health support inequality.

New Model of Care for Endometriosis

Anne-Sophie Gresle

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Jane Prophet


The ENDOHEALTH project, led by the Patient Experience Observatory of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, is dedicated to digitally transforming the care of endometriosis patients through a patient-centered approach. Endometriosis, affecting approximately 10% of reproductive-age women globally, poses significant challenges due to lack of awareness and knowledge leading to long diagnosis wait times (8-10 years), ineffective treatments, and lack of support.

Voice of the Cavaleiro

Jeremy Auerbach

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Louise Francis


The VoCa project pilots participatory data collection on occupational hazards for delivery bicycle riders in Dublin, mainly migrants and refugees. It aims to address urban challenges and empower marginalized communities. Through sensor-equipped bikes, wearable tech, and mapping workshops, it documents hazards and aims for policy change and improved urban infrastructure, fostering community collaboration.

Helping Parents Minds

Jana Volkert

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Fermín Serrano

Helping Parents Minds is a women-led team from the University of Ulm and Interagens s.r.l. who will co-design and test a mobile game prototype with citizen scientists from socially disadvantaged families in Ulm, Germany. The game, based on a mentalization approach, aims to reduce parental stress, improve parent-child relationships, and mitigate child maltreatment risk. The prototype and data will be shared for further development.

Living soils lab

Johanna Musch

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Patricia Barciela


Living soils lab is a citizen science initiative aiming to assess the quality of desealed artificial ground affected by industrial pollution (arsenic, heavy metals...) and the potential offered by nature-engineered protocols such as phytoremediation for the regeneration of soil and its ecosystem services (carbon sequestration, climate regulation, water regulation...) in the context of Paris banlieues. With Living soils lab, we project to encourage local vulnerable communities to tackle important subjects such as health and climate resilience through their role as citizen scientists.

UGMicro: Health benefits of microbial transfer in urban green areas

Irina Spacova

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Ilídio André Costa


Rapid urbanization leads to a rise in immune disorders like asthma and allergies, highlighting the importance of microbial exposure for a healthy immune system. The UGMicro project, yet to begin, will engage citizens to explore urban green areas' microbial ecology, identify beneficial bacteria, and study their immune effects. Through intervention studies and workshops, the project aims to educate stakeholders, inform urban planning, and reduce public health costs.

Using past to secure future: tackling small town brain drain through industrial heritage regeneration

Petr Witz

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Ilídio André Costa


Small towns in the Czech border regions struggle to retain young talent due to competition from larger cities and a lack of local initiative. Researchers from Charles University collaborate with local citizen scientists in Domazlice to collect data on youth needs and dreams. Using neglected industrial heritage as a catalyst, the project aims to empower youth to shape their municipality's future and revitalize their community.

BeeCode Berlin

Silvia Carvalho

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Sasha Woods

BeeCode educates about biodiversity's importance, aiming to study Berlin's bee genetic diversity for behavioral change and ecosystem resilience to climate change. By engaging high-school students, beekeepers, and researchers in DNA sequencing, the project promotes 'bee-friendly' cities and equitable access to technology. Data will drive discussions on biodiversity's significance and the risks of non-native species in local ecosystems.

XENOPIA

Isabel Farina

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Jacqueline Goldin

Xenopia prototypes a domestic Beta Hcg test to address reproductive justice and abortion access. Investigating historical practices like living pregnancy tests, the project aims to empower marginalized communities. By developing this prototype and hosting participatory workshops, it offers a political act of empowerment and addresses reproductive justice issues, particularly in areas with restricted abortion access.

Deep Time – Collective Intelligence for Nature Recovery

Brendon Wilkins

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Karen Soacha


Deep Time is a citizen mapping platform for historic and natural landscapes, aiding nature recovery projects. It utilizes participatory GIS and a learning system for accurate contributions. Through workshops and online collaboration, participants gain skills and insights, guiding smarter investment decisions for nature recovery.

Dear Green Place: Promoting wellbeing in young people with Our Outdoors

Sammy Mason

Sustaining Grant

Topic: Health

Mentor: Carolina Dopico González


The Dear Green Place project seeks to involve more young participants in the Our Outdoors citizen science project. Operating in Leith, Edinburgh, the project aims to gather data and ideas for optimizing green spaces' wellbeing benefits. Through workshops and a community exhibition, youth groups will engage in shaping the redevelopment of local parks.

RIVER PRO. Enhancing river proactive conservation

Medea Ferrigno

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Jacqueline Goldin


The River Pro project advocates a citizen science approach for improving the health of the Simeto River in Eastern Sicily. Addressing drought and governance challenges, it proposes a Community of Practice to share water management practices. Through citizen science, locals collect data to influence institutional involvement and reimagine river governance.

Caomhnú

Gesche Kindermann

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Jane Prophet

The Caomhnu project responds to rural communities' feeling neglected in climate policy discussions. Through storytelling, it captures oral histories of climate change and resilience in Ireland. This citizen-driven initiative aims to bridge the gap between local experiences and policy actions, enhancing public engagement in climate decision-making.

3-30-300 ATHENS

Dagny Rewera

Kickstarting Grant

Topic: Climate

Mentor: Louise Francis


The '3-30-300 Athens' project in Kypseli aims to implement urban forestry and green space guidelines set by Mayor Haris Doukas. Collaborating with residents, the project maps green areas, raises awareness, and fosters citizen-led efforts to transform Kypseli into an accessible green district.

Challenge #3: Citizen Science For and With Communities

Citizen sensor network for inclusion and democracy - Volt SenseⓇ

Lucia Nass

Kickstarting Grant

Mentor: Carolina Dopico González


The Volt Sense project establishes a decentralized sensor network involving European citizens, led by transgenerational grassroots movements across 30 European countries. Utilizing innovative Sense Maker software, it aims to detect weak signals from marginalized groups, identifying hidden patterns. This approach empowers citizens to address complex problems collaboratively.

Citizen social science for the benefit of the Deaf community

Katerina Zourou

Kickstarting Grant

Mentor: Stefanie Schuerz


Acting4DHH, led by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) community in Thessaloniki, Greece, collaborates with Web2Learn for citizen social science. Through five activities, it addresses knowledge and communication barriers, fostering civic engagement and social inclusion

Antiquake Risk Hunter Community

Yelda Ademoğlu Gülkılık

Kickstarting Grant

Mentor: Stefanie Schuerz


The Antiquake Risk Hunter Community project in Kuzguncuk, Istanbul, mobilizes citizen science for disaster management, prioritizing inclusivity and policy impact. Through data collection, training, and outreach, it engages diverse stakeholders to enhance local risk reduction plans. Emphasizing underrepresented groups and data privacy, it aims to produce openly available outputs for community resilience.

The Mentor Panel

The Mentor Panel consists of 17 external experts and 4 IMPETUS experts that will work together with the CSIs mentees throughout the six months to support and guide them to develop their project properly.  This implies regular one-to-one meetings and advice on thematic matters related to each CSI.

Margarita Angelidou

Urban Policy and Planning

I'd love to help citizen science projects advancing sustainable urban development!

Isabelle Bonhoure

Coordinator and Researcher

Let's keep Citizen Science growing and targeting social issues, from the perspective of the people that share them!

Ilídio André Costa

Teacher / Researcher / Citizen Science Project Manager

The science where it belongs

Carolina Dopico Gonzales

MEng, PhD, CEO, Sustainability Consultant

Mentoring citizen science initiatives within the IMPETUS project, integrating science and artistic expression in participatory processes

Louise Francis

Co-founder and Managing Director of Mapping for Change

Democratising the way in which science is done, with communities at the heart and socieltal challenges at the forefront

Jacqueline Goldin

Extra-ordinary Associate Professor of Anthropology and Water Sciences

Passionate about citizen science - taking science right out of libraries and laboratories into life

Yaela Golumbic

Science Communication Researcher

Citizen science makes science more accessible and relevant to peoples' day-to-day lives

Christiane Grill

Senior Program Manager Involvement at the Open Innovation in Science Center (Austria)

Actively involving citizens in science increases the quality of research and brings science and society closer together

Bruna Gumiero

River Ecologist, Adjunct Professor of Ecology at the University of Bologna

One of my challenges in the CS projects I coordinate will be to make CS results count more in sustainable land management decisions

Cristina Luis

Researcher

Dialogue, collaboration and engagement; three essential keywords in citizen science!

Inès Navalhas

Researcher

To know more about citizen science projects in Europe is a great opportunity. IMPETUS is the way!!

Rachel Paterman

Research Fellow

It is a way for everyone to understand the world around them.

Karen Soacha

Specialist in Knowledge management | Governance | Citizen science |

Collaborative efforts to expand citizen science are more than needed to address our challenging times. IMPETUS is a great way to do it!

Stefànie Schuerz

Sociology, Science and Technology Studies Researcher and Project Manager

We can only achieve profound transformative change through science if we build meaningful collaborations between science, policy and society.

Patrícia Tiago

Researcher in Citizen Science and Biodiversity Monitoring

Citizen science empowers ordinary individuals to join forces, unleashing the collective power to drive meaningful change and scientific discovery.

Savita Willmott

Chief Executive, The Natural History Consortium

I've been involved in citizen science for over 15 years and I'm still just as excited about the opportunities for international collaboration and new thinking in the field.

Sasha Woods

Researcher for Impact and Innovation

I'm excited to help make citizen-science projects more impactful!

Fermín Serrano

citizen science + policies + society + technologies + sustainability + arts

Let's push citizen science forward

Jane Prophet

Project Leader for Interdisciplinary Research on Arts-Informed approaches to Health and Wellbeing

Public engagement via citizen science can transform lives and reduce health disparities

Patricia Barciela

Museos Científicos Coruneses

Alex Albert

Alexandra Albert

IMPETUS Policy Engagement

Only through doing things together, via citizen science, can we tackle some of the biggest social issues we face today.

Antonella Passani

Antonella Passani

IMPETUS Impact Coordinator

Passionate about CS, provides support for assessing and maximizing positive impacts and increase its diversity of people, disciplines and topics.

Aleks Berditchevskaia

Aleksandra Berditchevskaia

IMPETUS Principal Researcher

Neal Reeves

IMPETUS Research Assistant

Training and Aperitives

The Accelerator Training Sessions consist of 5 training courses of 1.5 hours each that will cover the needs expressed by the CSIs through a consultation process. These sessions will be diverse and might cover topics such as storytelling, addressing industry or translating data into actionable plans.

The Accelerator Aperitives are peer-learning and networking sessions of 1,5 hours each with the wider CS community. We will run 2 Aperitives during the programme.

Impact Assessment

Impact assessment is a key aspect of ensuring progress, validation of our methods and approaches, and to prove evidence. Therefore, we are developing a scheme that will be timely shared here.

Accelerator Dashboard- 2023

Check out the breakdown of our 2023 IMPETUS Accelerator call for Citizen Science Projects.