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The IMPETUS project is looking for new and sustaining citizen science projects to support and promote in their latest open call.

If you’re utilising citizen science practices in inventive ways to address societal challenges, IMPETUS is eager to engage with your initiatives.

In this open call, IMPETUS is looking for Citizen Science projects for two exciting opportunities, the IMPETUS Accelerator and the European Union Prize for Citizen Science

This Call will run from January 10th until March 11th (23:59 CET) for the European Union Prize for Citizen Science and March 14th (12:00 CET) for the IMPETUS Accelerator.

At the same time, IMPETUS wants to put outstanding citizen science front and centre with the European Union Prize for Citizen Science. IMPETUS wants to celebrate the success and diversity of Citizen Science being done across Europe and ensure this fantastic work gets the recognition it deserves.

IMPETUS Accelerator; do you have an idea for a citizen science project or are coordinating an initiative that focuses on:

Could your project benefit from financial support, mentoring and training to help take your work to the next level? Then the IMPETUS Accelerator programme could be for you

The European Union Prize for Citizen Science consists of three main awards. A Grand Prize of 60,000€, as well as two additional prizes to projects that best demonstrate how citizen science can be used to promote Diversity and Collaboration and Digital Communities, both of which will be awarded 20,000€.  

But we also know that there is so much great citizen science happening in Europe right now, so IMPETUS will give honourable mentions to 27 additional projects, who will have their work showcased alongside the winners of the three prizes at the 2024 Ars Electronica Science and Technology Festival.

More information about the open call will be available in January, but if you have any questions, why not join us for one of our webinars, on the 24th of January or the 28th of February to have all your questions answered?

It is the goal of the IMPETUS project to promote citizen science at all levels and to help these projects achieve their impressive goals, and we can not wait to hear all about the great citizen science you are doing!

Learn more about our last cohort of projects who took part in the first IMPETUS Accelerator, or were featured as part of the 2023 EU Prize for Citizen Science.