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The European Union video about the new ‘citizens’ observatories’

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The European Union video about the new ‘citizens’ observatories’

The European Union has funded a video about ‘citizen observatories’ in which appears CITI-SENSE, a project in which CREAL are involved, an ISGlobal alliance research center. The idea is, thanks to new technologies, citizens become ‘observatories’.

CITI-SENSE will develop “citizens’ observatories” to empower citizens to contribute to and participate in environmental governance, to enable them to support and influence community and societal priorities and associated decision making.

CITI-SENSE will develop, test, demonstrate and validate a community-based environmental monitoring and information system using innovative and novel Earth Observation applications.

The project will: (i) raise environmental awareness in citizens, (ii) raise user participation in societal environmental decisions and (iii) provide feedback on the impact that citizens had in decisions. It will address effective participation by citizens in environmental stewardship, based on broad stakeholder and user involvement in support of both community and policy priorities. The project aims to learn from citizen experience and perception and enable citizenship co-participation in community decision making and co-operative planning.

You can consult the video, clicking http://vimeo.com/81406033
 


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