Doing It Together Science (DITOs)
Tekiu is one of 11 partners in a pan-European project about Citizen Science. Running over the course of 3 years (2016-2019) under Horizon 2020 funding and co-ordinated by the Extreme Citizen Science group at University College London, DITOs aims to build the institutional and policy foundations for sustained deep public engagement in science and technology in Europe. The people engaged throughout the various project activities will be able to contribute at a level of participation suitable for them, whether that is engaging in face-to-face community meetings, using a crowdsourcing app to log air quality or working in a citizen biolab.
Doing It Together Science (DITOs) will implement a varied programme offering spaces for both deliberation and participation across many locations in Europe, focussing on the active involvement of citizens in two critical areas of science: biodesign and environmental monitoring.
Throughout the project, Tekiu will run Discovery Trips for high profile decision makers to learn about and develop ways to support the citizen science practices taking place across Europe. Knowledge exchange between citizen science community members and these individuals will highlight the enormous innovation potential and social worth of the Citizen Science movement, helping to generate lasting and effective policy change.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 709443.
Tekiu tailor-makes technical visits and exchanges between organisations internationally. Our language skills and international networks have allowed us to arrange meetings with prime ministers, CEOs and chairpersons at organisations with global reputations. Our focus is on Europe, but ultimately with an eye to the global context. We work iteratively with our clients, responding to their needs to deliver programmes beyond their expectations.
Citizens without borders
Tekiu also creates workshops, playshops and culturally-oriented activities for individuals that see themselves as or want to become ‘citizens without borders’. Our creativity, facilitation skills and location in one of Europe’s top cultural hubs enable us to deliver unique experiences, creating lasting change for the participants. The aim is to:
It is possible to join citizens without borders free of charge to take part in activities organised through MeetUp.com.
Please follow the link to www.citizenswithoutborders.com for more information.