|Title (Primary)||Green Paper Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany|
|Author||Bonn, A. ; Richter, A.; Vohland, K.; Pettibone, L.; Brandt, M.; Feldmann, R.; Goebel, C.; Grefe, C.; Hecker, S.; Hennen, L.; Hofer, H.; Kiefer, S.; Klotz, S.; Kluttig, T.; Krause, J.; Küsel, K.; Liedtke, C.; Mahla, A.; Neumeier, V.; Premke-Kraus, M.; Rillig, M.C.; Röller, O.; Schäffler, L.; Schmalzbauer, B.; Schneidewind, U.; Schumann, A.; Settele, J.; Tochtermann, K.; Tockner, K.; Vogel, J.; Volkmann, W.; von Unger, H.; Walter, D.; Weisskopf, M.; Wirth, C.; Witt, T.; Wolst, D.; Ziegler, D.|
|Department||BZF; iDiv; ESS|
|UFZ wide themes||RU1;|
|Abstract||Civic engagement plays an increasingly
important role, not only in society but also in research, as one avenue for different actors to actively participate in our strongly science-based society. Currently, citizen participation in scientific
processes is dis- cussed widely under the heading of “Citizen Science”. Beyond advancing scientific find- ings and large scale data provision, Citizen Science can generate significant added value for society: people can enhance their scientific literacy in fields such as nature, technology and history – and learn how science works. They are better equipped to assess scientific data and results and to understand the limitations of scientific methods and findings.
The overarching focus for all Citizen Science projects is the gaining of scientific knowledge for both science and society.
This Green Paper Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany presents the under- standing, the requirements and the potential of Citizen Science in Germany. It re- flects on the multiple benefits of Citizen Science for different sectors of society and on options and opportunities to develop the methodology and approach. In order to real- ise this potential, the Green Paper develops 10 potential fields of action to strengthen Citizen Science in Germany and to build capacities for the successful implementation of Citizen Science programmes.
During the GEWISS events, and through the online and written consultation on the Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany, many participants with different back- grounds joined the discussions on the significance of Citizen Science, the challenges as well as opportunities. We are extremely grateful for all their supportive, critical and inspiring contributions.
We hope to maintain an open and transparent dialogue with all stakeholders, also in the future. This should focus on demonstrating and evaluating citizen science experiences in practice and developing success criteria to support the initiators and promoters of Citizen Science. Specific action plans with agreed targets for the appli- cation and implementation of measures can help to firmly establish Citizen Science as an integral part of different organisations in science and society.
For a vibrant Citizen Science landscape in Germany, we hope that the visions and recommendations for action proposed in this Green Paper will help to strengthen Citizen Science in Germany and stimulate future discourse.
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17578|
|Bonn, A., Richter, A., Vohland, K., Pettibone, L., Brandt, M., Feldmann, R., Goebel, C., Grefe, C., Hecker, S., Hennen, L., Hofer, H., Kiefer, S., Klotz, S., Kluttig, T., Krause, J., Küsel, K., Liedtke, C., Mahla, A., Neumeier, V., Premke-Kraus, M., Rillig, M.C., Röller, O., Schäffler, L., Schmalzbauer, B., Schneidewind, U., Schumann, A., Settele, J., Tochtermann, K., Tockner, K., Vogel, J., Volkmann, W., von Unger, H., Walter, D., Weisskopf, M., Wirth, C., Witt, T., Wolst, D., Ziegler, D. (2016):
Green Paper Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (MfN), Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB), Berlin, Leipzig, Berlin, 40 S.