Crowd4SDG is an EU project aiming to promote the development of citizen science projects aiming to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on climate action. The project is soon coming to a close, and a dynamic mix of participants, stakeholders and members of the Crowd4SDG consortium  draw together the final strings of the project in this Final Conference.

In preparation to the Final Conference we will have two days dedicated to coaching sessions with select teams from across all three Crowd4SDG GEAR Cycles, spanning three years of the project, and will be held at IdeaSquare, CERN’s innovation space.  There will be representatives of finalists across all GEAR Cycles, with tailored coaching sessions to accelerate their projects.

The presentations of results from these projects will be showcased during the Crowd4SDG Final Conference on 17 March and on the Geneva Trialogue on 16 March; more info below.

16 March: Geneva Trialogue (By invitation only with webcast available)

Crowd4SDG will also be participating on the Geneva Trialogue conference, which will be held on 16 March at the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN and IdeaSquare. Round tables will be each led by an organisation surrounding a defined challenge aimed to promote Open Innovation for Education and building on the work from previous Trialogues.

The Geneva Trialogue will highlight the accomplishments and projects of GEAR Cycle finalists. Crowd4SDG will have a notable presence during the event, showcasing finalists’ projects through a video. Members of the Crowd4SDG consortium will be distributed across the round tables according to the relevance of topics. The Geneva Trialogue, which is in partnership with and hosted by CERN, will precede and inspire the 2023 Open Geneva Festival. Attendance to the trialogue is by invitation only.

17 March: Crowd4SDG Final Conference  (Open to the public but registration required – HERE)

The culmination of three years of Crowd4SDG is shown during the Final Conference on 17 March, delivering the results of Crowd4SDG and outlining plans for how ideas and projects can continue beyond the project’s end.  Composed of a series of short presentations, panel discussion and hackathons, the day is filled to the brim with content and activities relevant to all.

The Final Conference will include input from all partners of Crowd4SDG; CERN, Université de Genève (UNIGE), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IIIA-CSIC), Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), United Nations Insitute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Université de Paris Cité.

Morning sessions: demonstrating the potential of citizen science for monitoring

The morning session centres around presentations and panel discussions, with presentations exploring citizen science tools with artificial intelligence, demonstrating the value of citizen science data for monitoring the impacts of extreme climate events, empowering local communities  with a Citizen Science Solution Kit, amongst more; featuring speakers from within the consortium and Crowd4SDG GEAR Cycle participants.

Crowd4SDG finalists from across all three GEAR Cycles will be presenting posters on their projects, highlighting what has been achieved across the three years of Crowd4SDG.

Afternoon sessions: Hackathons

Three hackathons will run parallel across the afternoon, also centring around  the theme of using citizen science tools, and considering how they can be used beyond the Crowd4SDG project and aims to expand upon ideas surrounding citizen science and crowdsourced data collection with SDGs. The hackathons will  be led by Crowd4SDG partners and are as follows:

  • How can online public deliberation tackle climate change? The case of transportation in International Geneva
  • Using crowdsourcing tools and digital currencies to transform public participation in climate resilience research
  • Leveraging citizen science for data-driven policies on sustainable development

Please register to join us on this day, celebrating the achievements of the Crowd4SDG project! We will confirm your registration as soon as we know there is enough space available.

Register HERE. Please note that you are registering ONLY for the Final Conference on 17 March.