Mobilizing Youths for Climate Action: Citizen Science and Innovation in Monitoring and Achieving the SDGs

Date: Saturday January 29th 2022

Time: from 1pm to 3pm CET 

Format: online session


Citizen Science can be effective in contributing to the progress towards and the monitoring of the SDGs targets and indicators.

In this workshop, you will hear from the transdisciplinary student teams who have been selected in the Crowd4SDG programme that promotes the development of citizen science projects aimed at tackling the SDG’s, with a focus on climate action. The participants, who have been chosen through an online selection and coaching of citizen-generated ideas on climate and gender issues in autumn 2021, are following a robust innovation cycle called GEAR (Gather, Evaluate, Accelerate, Refine). They are now finetuning the implementation of their citizen science projects to tackle the SDGs in their local communities.

We are inviting you to join us, during the #LearningPlanet Festival, to explore ways in which youths can learn to become innovators for the SDGs, and opportunities for scaling up, and help the teams to move their projects towards deployment

  • A presentation of the CROWD4SDG programme
  • Breakout discussion and brainstorming 
  • Pitching sessions by the teams
  • Breakout feedback sessions


The Crowd4SDG consortium (UNIGE, CERN, CSIC, IIIA, Politecnico di Milano, UNITAR, Universite de Paris and Learning Planet Institute) promotes citizen science aimed at the SDGs, focusing on Climate Action. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020  research and innovation programme under agreement No. 872944.

The #LearningPlanet Festival celebrates the International Day of Education. For this third edition, the Festival features a rich programme of online and local activities from 22nd to 29th January 2022 and builds on the need to learn to take care of oneself, others and the planet through fostering a culture of hope, collective engagement and sustainability.