Conference Highlights

Watch the Connect.Collaborate.Create. conference video (2min 30 sec) - a quick impression of the conference highlights: 170 participants, 3 keynotes, 27 breakout sessions,  2 plenary panels, 16 posters, and networking activities. Get links to the full recordings of the keynote speeches and plenary panels  here. The full conference proceedings will be published soon. [Video produced by François Delattre, Ereb Studio]


Post-conference coverage and insights

Press Releases:

Blogposts about the CCC conference:

Voices of the CCC conference is a blogseries featured on the COESO blog and written by participants, keynote speakers and workshop collaborators from their unique perspective about the conference.
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Bloposts about the CCC conference beforehand:

Wanna Make a Bet? (a blogpost about the conference preparation), by Kelly Achenbach, Sept 15 2023

Connect.Collaborate.Create: COESO project calls for ideas to participate in the final conference, by Kelly Achenbach, Oct 8 2023

Highlighting the Transformative Power of Citizen Science in the Social Sciences and Humanities, by Kaan Yildirim, Kelly Achenbach, Oct 17 2023


Connect. Collaborate. Create.


The conference, Connect.Collaborate.Create. Bridging Communities for Participatory Research and Citizen Science 2023, will bring together the diverse European communities that create and support participatory research (including its funding) and citizen science. Jointly organized by the European projects COESO and PRO-Ethics, it will focus on the social sciences and humanities as well as on integrating participatory approaches at the research funding stage. 

On October 19-21, 2023 in Paris, at Aubervilliers, Campus Condorcet, we will welcome researchers, citizen science practitioners, and supporters from all backgrounds, research funding organizations, ethics and integrity experts, as well as policy makers, into a space designed for networking and mutually exploring citizen science/participatory research initiatives and services. 

This conference uses the interactive model of ThatCamps and BarCamps, inviting attendees to shape the content and activities. With an emphasis on participation, attendees are encouraged to contribute through leading workshops, breakout sessions, or poster presentations. The goal is to stimulate a productive exchange of ideas that promotes the advancement of participatory research and citizen science.

Topics and conversations

 The conversations we want to stimulate are clustered into six core areas:

  • Participatory research, citizen science, and open science networks and infrastructures
  • Support services for participatory research and citizen science
  • Methodologies for doing and teaching citizen science and ethical participatory approaches to research, including in funding agencies
  • Data workflows and communication formats
  • Drivers and barriers for implementing, supporting, and funding citizen science, as well as participation in the processes of funding agencies
  • Assessing and evaluating participatory processes

Who should attend?

The “Connect. Collaborate. Create” conference opens these discussions to all attendees and welcomes the lively intermingling of different experiences and perspectives. Please join us if you recognize yourself in one of the following profiles:

  • Citizen Science practitioners and supporters, including:
    • (SSH) Academic and professional researchers
    • Civil society professionals and organizations (e.g. journalists, artists, social services practitioners, NGOs dedicated to societal issues, social enterprises)
    • Engaged community members, citizen scientists and scholars
    • Open research infrastructure representatives
    • Librarians
    • Country-based and European Citizen science platform and network coordinators
    • Science shops coordinators and staff members
  • Research Funding Organization (RFO) members
  • Policy makers
  • Research managers
  • Research ethics committee members
  • Research integrity body members
  • Researchers from academia and the private sector 

Funding information

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COESO and PRO-Ethics have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements 101006325 and 872441.

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