On June 14,  the final session of the CitieS-Health project will take place in Rome with the participation of all the project partners. This event, titled Shaping the Future of Citizen Science linking Environment and Health, will be a hybrid meeting: online and in-person at Sapienza University of Rome. This will be a free event open to the public, but registration is required. 

After the welcome and presentation of the session by Annibale Biggeri, researcher at University of Padua, and Xavier Basagaña, researcher at ISGlobal and principal investigator of the CitieS-Health project, there will be an introductory talk on the Combination of Citizen Science and Environmental Epidemiology by Fleur Froeling, researcher at Utrecht University, and Florence Gignac, researcher at ISGlobal. 

The event will be divided into two main blocks. The first block will cover the implementation of citizen science in the field of environment and health with a presentation on the experience of the CitieS-Health project by Xavier Basagaña. He will explain, amongst other things what was done in each of the five city pilots in terms of co-creation, the project toolkit and some lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterwards, Marco Martuzzi, Director of the Environment and Health Department at the Italian National Institute for Health and formerly at WHO, will discuss the importance of citizen participation in health research and policy. Later, Janneke Elberse, Research Scientist on Citizen Science and Senior Advisor on Safety, Perception and Behavior at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), will present bottom-up citizen science affecting national institutes from an environmental epidemiology perspective. 

The second block will be about bringing results into policy, moderated by Rosa Arias, CEO at Science for Change, and Alba L’Astorina, researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR – IREA).  The epidemiological results of each CitieS-Health pilot study will be presented Then, there will bea session about citizen science and policy making, led by Angela Guimarães Pereira, Leader of the European Commission Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy (CC-DEMOS), followed by the session about bottom-up approaches citizen engagement in policy making in Environmental Health, by Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director, Strategic Lead, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).

The event will end with an open discussion and closing remarks.

See the complete program here  Agenda-design_-Shaping-the-Future-of-Citizen-Science-linking-Environment-and-Health-230322.pdf (36 downloads)

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