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Recognizing the role of Citizen Science in Europe


The European Union’s new Citizen Science Prize makes a statement. It honors, presents and supports outstanding projects whose social and political impact advances the further development of a pluralistic, inclusive and sustainable society in Europe.

The European Commission has entrusted Ars Electronica in Linz with the task of staging this prestigious and highly remunerated competition.

Honorary Mentions to the AIT project team of Sergiu Gordea, Senior Research Engineer in the Center for Digital Safety & Security.

The Project Europeana Transcribe on Transcribathon.eu platform is an online citizen science initiative for the transcription and enrichment of digitised historical materials from cultural heritage institutions from across Europe, which are available on Europeana.eu. Engagement with the platform is supported by events known as Transcribathons, where citizen scientists can participate, compete with each other, and get rewarded for their achievements. These Runs take place online or during physical events. The aim is to make hand-written historical documents computer readable and accessible for everyone. All contributions are open access, and the results can be reused immediately. Read more