In October 2020, the Museum für Naturkunde with many partners, supported by the European Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), will run a large conference in order to showcase, evaluate, and discuss the contribution of citizen science to frame and achieve the SDGs. The SDGs are a scientifically based framework for the whole world to address hunger and malnutrion, health, environment as well as culture and justice, decided by the UN. Citizen Science, the contribution of lay people to scientific activities, may support the achievement of the SDGs - by providing data and insights, but also by adapting and prioritising research questions.
At this conference, citizen scientists as well as institutional linked scientists, politicians, NGOs, economists, and the civil society will discuss and experiment citizen science and its link to sustainability. In addition, a citizen science festival will take place.
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