How can citizens contribute to SDGs?

To find out, join the Crowd4SDG Final Conference and take part in panel discussions and hackathons.

Join us on 17 March to celebrate the achievements of Crowd4SDG and to find out more about how citizen science and crowdsourcing tools can be used to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate action. The timetable is brimming with presentations, panel discussions and hackathons, relevant for all.

Prior to the final conference on 17 March, a series of events will bring together a dynamic mix of youth innovators, decision makers involved in the SDGs and members of the Crowd4SDG consortium at CERN to celebrate the achievements of the three-year-long project.

The first two days will see project participants getting involved in coaching sessions at IdeaSquare, the innovation space at CERN. The results of these sessions will be showcased during the final conference on 17 March.

In addition, projects developed for Crowd4SDG will be featured during the Geneva Trialogue, organised and hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), to be held on 16 March at CERN. The event will bring together academia, international organisations and the private sector. Beyond crowdsourcing, it will also promote open innovation and education. More information about the Geneva Trialogue, which is attendance by invitation only, can be found here.

The Crowd4SDG final conference on 17 March will bring the series of events to a close, showcasing the projects, papers and other results of Crowd4SDG and outlining how ideas and initiatives could continue beyond the project’s end.

Presentations will explore a range of topics, from using citizen science tools to monitor extreme climate events, to mobilising youth involvement in citizen science climate action projects, and more. Teams that have participated in the project will present their ideas and prototypes. In the afternoon, three hackathons will be held at IdeaSquare, centred around the use of citizen science tools and how Crowd4SDG methodologies can be used to collect data concerning the SDGs.

Crowd4SDG is a collaboration between CERN, the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Spanish National Research Council (IIIA-CSIC), the Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Paris Cité University.

The full agenda of the final conference on 17 March at the Globe of Science and Innovation and at IdeaSquare can be found on the Indico page. The event is open to all, but registration is required and will be confirmed subject to availability of places.