Citizen Science Initiative

Wednesday 11th January, 2023 - Bruce Sterling

100,000 euros in prize money for Citizen Science initiatives
New European Union competition launches today

(Linz/Brussels, January 10, 2023) For the first time, the European Union is offering a prize of 100,000 euros for best-practice projects in the field of Citizen Science. Submissions are open from today until March 13, 2023. Ars Electronica in Linz has been commissioned to organize the new competition. (((Really?)))

The most important facts at a glance:
– New European prize for Citizen Science
– Prize money in total 100,000 euros
– 1 Grand Prize, 2 Awards and 27 Honorary Mentions
– Submission deadline March 13, 2023
– What is Citizen Science?

The “European Union Prize for Citizen Science” recognizes initiatives in Europe that aim at scientific progress and social benefit, actively involve citizens* and thus promote an open and inclusive civil society. The competition aims to bring pioneering projects to the forefront and support them, and to bring Citizen Science in general closer to the general public. A “Grand Prize” endowed with 60,000 euros, a “Diversity & Collaboration Award” endowed with 20,000 euros and a “Digital Communities Award” also endowed with 20,000 euros will be awarded. In addition, the jury will award 27 honorary mentions.
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