Noise, heat, air pollution, drought, habitat loss, flooding – citizens’ action is at the core of addressing environmental problems and adaptation to climate change. TeRRIFICA and ACTION are about listening to all voices within the territorial ecosystems and communities and demonstrating new forms of co-creation and citizen science with multi-actors in regional R&I strategies. Both projects created methodologies, tools and guidelines to design and realise citizen science projects to detect, analyse, combat and prevent major forms of environmental challenges in the EU: Climate Change and Pollution. These range from project ideation via validating and publishing results, to analysing and discussing the benefits and impacts of citizen science and strongly building on local citizens’ knowledge.
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. One of this year’s three themes is ‘Empowering Citizens’.
The TeRRIFICA project, together with the ACTION project, will run two sessions with a particular focus on climate change and co-creation:
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