List of organizations related to this project.
The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe in order to enhance the participation of the general public in scientific processes, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science. ECSA is framing citizen science as an open and inclusive approach, for example by supporting and being part of the exploration, shaping and development the different aspects of the citizen science movement, its better understanding and use for the benefit of decision making.
ECSA draws on +200 individual and organizational members from over 28 countries across the European Union and beyond. Launched during the EU GREEN WEEK in June 2013, ECSA has grown from an informal network of researchers and communicators interested in Citizen Science into the European reference network of Citizen Science initiatives. ECSA offers the opportunity to interact among groups and disciplines that already have or want to build a relation to citizen science, through activities in H2020 projects, contributing to policy briefs, the open science policy platform and being part of the development of principles for good practice in citizen science.
EU-Citizen.Science is an online platform for sharing knowledge, tools, training and resources for citizen science – by the community, for the community.
The vision for the platform is to aid in the mainstreaming of citizen science, and build on the growing impact of citizens participating in research across the full range of scientific enquiry, by supporting the sharing of knowledge, know-how, and experience between anyone doing or wanting to do citizen science.
On this platform you will find:
a Resources section for sharing useful citizen science resources
a Projects section for sharing and profiling citizen science projects
a Training section for sharing training modules and capacity building (in the 2nd release of the platform)
an events calendar
Community Forums for questions, conversations, and collaboration (in the 2nd release of the platform)
Citizens In Power (CIP) is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization. CIP aims at the development of different ramifications of entrepreneurship, education and democratic dialogue in Cyprus and abroad. To achieve those targets CIP has established an on-going collaboration with the majority of Cypriot leading universities, NGOs and research organizations in Cyprus, especially for the development of innovative projects and international trainings or seminars as well as for the deployment of pedagogical educational material, by primarily using web platforms and other technological innovations.
Citizens For Europe (CFE) is a civil society organization and social business based in Berlin. We work on the local level across Europe changing political and social structures to foster a more inclusive, democratic and participatory society.
We are convinced that a strong, well-informed, connected and active civil society is crucial to assuring that the rights and ambitions of all inhabitants are applied, respected and strengthened. We also see the urgent need to prioritize marginalized communities with regards to our activities, budget, energy and time. Considering the impact of the right-wing extremism and nationalism, we are stepping-up and professionalizing our fight for inclusion and participation.
The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations is an International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation that represents national organisations which promote intercultural education, understanding and peace through voluntary service. The Alliance, founded in 1982, is presently made up of 53 full, associate and candidate member organisations. 38 of our members are based in 20 E+ programme countries; 7 in Armenia, Bielorussia, Ukraine, Russia and Switzerland; 8 in Canada, Japan, India, South Korea, Mexico and Nepal. 44 of our members are based in 24 countries members of Council of Europe.
URBACT is a European exchange and learning programme promoting sustainable urban development.
We enable CITIES to work together to develop solutions to major urban challenges, reaffirming the key role they play in facing increasingly complex societal changes.
We help cites to develop pragmatic SOLUTIONS that are new and sustainable, and that integrate economic, social and environmental dimensions.
We enable cities to SHARE good practices and lessons learned with all professionals involved in urban policy throughout Europe.
URBACT is 550 cities, 30 countries and 7,000 active local stakeholders.
URBACT is jointly financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and the Member States.
In compliance with the Convention on Human Rights, WeCitizens strives to be an association of voters, a ‘political wikipedia’, an educational institution for citizenship and a quality-surveyor of the public management. We create tools and we initiate campaigns to promote transparency and excellence in the governance of the state, a vibrant democracy in the person’s service and the citizen’s interest in politics.
We have produced five vote advice applications (VAA) in 2014 in Belgium for EU and other elections. In 2016 we started publishing an Index of transparency of political parties. In 2015, we put online PoliticiansOnline, which is the biggest publicly available database about Belgian politicians (with 17 000 records). It is interactive and will be participative in the future.
WeCitizens is politically impartial. We have around 20 000 readers of our newsletter (in French and Dutch). In 2018, twenty associations have joined as member of our general assembly. We aim to develop pedagogical kits for citizenship education. We promote the system of delegated democracy.
The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) promotes the development of social simulation research, education and application in Europe. Founded on a manifesto signed by many social simulation researchers in 1993, the basis of the ESSA’s Constitution was formed.
ESSA has become the most important hub of social simulation worldwide. By collaborating with CSSSA, the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, and PAAA, the Pacific Asian Association for Agent-based Approach in Economic & Social Complex Systems, ESSA has promoted international initiatives to build a bridge between regional groups and associations.
EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community gathering over 150 member organizations in more than 50 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 11.4 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.
Since its creation in 1994, the FIT has provided a financial support of more than 39 million Swiss francs. About 400 projects have been submitted to the FIT, which has granted 228 loans to 191 innovative companies.
Including the 7 companies that have been incorporated after a FIT Grant and that are still active, 146 companies are still in activity in Switzerland, which represents a survival rate of 73%. Many of these startup’s projects have become strong job-creative companies (cf. chart below).
Anaxago is a brand new crowdfunding platform dedicated to innovative companies. Anaxago aims at changing the traditional equity capital investment model.
Their goal is to forget about the capitalistic-only and go for a truly sharing and participative investment model.
Thanks to Anaxago, entrepreneurs can benefit from the financial support of their investors but also learn from the shareholders’ experience, expertise and network. Each investor can take an active part to the company life and so be a part of a lively entrepreneurial adventure.
They offer a small range of companies each month to their investors community. Startups and small companies are chosen with good care and have to go through a whole process of financial analysis. They also prefer to select companies with a real innovative value added.
With Anaxago, young and small companies can find funding and support to grow and develop. They give them a chance to be the actors of tomorrow’s growth and reboost their economy.
Since its launch, Anaxago gathered 100 000 members and invested more than 130M€ funding more than 200 businesses.
Civil Society Europe (CSE) brings together 28 European networks of civil society organisations (CSO) working towards regenerating the European project around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy. Our main objectives: to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between European civil society organisations and policy-makers and help strengthening CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions. The organisation was founded in December 2014 in Rome at the close of the European Year of citizens as an initiative of organisations that had worked together in the European Year of Citizens Alliance. Its membership has grown since then to encompass the various sectors of civil society. CSE has been established as an international not for profit organisation under Belgian law since June 2016.
CSE is funded through membership fees and contributions by its members. CSE is an independent voice promoting a space for structured civil dialogue and citizen’s participation at all levels.
The European Association for Local Democracy is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA focuses on activities that facilitate cooperation between local authorities and civil society.
Established at the initiative of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, since 1999 ALDA operates in the European Union and in its Neighborhood.
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.
INREV is the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. We are Europe’s leading platform for sharing knowledge on the non-listed (unlisted) real estate industry. Our goal is to improve transparency, professionalism and best practice across the sector, making the asset class more accessible and attractive to investors.
Volt is a pan-European progressive political movement, focused on changing the way politics is done and shaping the future of Europe! A movement committed to strengthening the Europe we all share.
We are a people-powered movement, who under the visible threat of populism and nationalism, corruption and the fruitless ‘old way’ of doing politics, have decided it is time to take action! Time to shape our future and not allow the past to define our societies!
Working together we can shape Europe into a united Europe, under the highest standards of environmental, human, and social development. A Europe where its citizens and residents, are able to develop their true potential and have the necessary tools to shape their societies. Through a grassroots approach to politics, and community organising initiatives, we are connecting and enabling communities, at a local and national level, to innovate and shape politics from their homes to the European level!
Join us and together let’s build our future!
A pan-European association of professional bodies working for standards, ethics and quality in the real estate valuation market.
TEGoVA represents the interests of qualified valuers of 72 professional bodies from 38 countries.
Besides setting standards for the customer and representing the interests of its members,TEGoVA provides a unique conduit for business.
From small specialist consultancies to major private sector companies and government departments both local and national, the individuals who belong to TEGoVA’s constituent bodies represent a cross-section of the profession.
IMPULSE: accelerating laser science
A global platform for high-power laser science and development, uniting the facilities of the Extreme Light Infrastructure together. That is the expected outcome of the 42-month, 20 Meuros, EU-funded project IMPULSE (Integrated Management and Reliable Operations for User–based Laser Scientific Excellence). To drive science and innovation with laser technologies, the project brings together the largest concentration of the most advanced high-power, short-pulse laser facilities in Europe.
IMPULSE Project (https://impulse-project.eu)
QualiChain targets the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications and focuses on the assessment of the potential of blockchain technology, algorithmic techniques and computational intelligence for disrupting the domain of public education, as well as its interfaces with private education, the labour market, public sector administrative procedures and the wider socio-economic developments.
The project focuses more specifically on the assessment of the implications (technical, political, socio-economic, legal and cultural) as well as the impact – in terms of benefits and risks – of the prescribed solution’s utilisation, whose disruptive potential lies both in the exploitation of the innovative features of the aforementioned individual technologies, as well as in their unique combination in a new territory for the provision of a set of baseline services (Awards’/ Qualifications’ Archiving; Awards’/ Qualifications’ Verification; Qualifications’ Portfolio Management) and a number of value-adding services (Career Counselling and Intelligent Profiling and Competency Management including Recruitment; Competencies’ Evaluation and Development; Consulting and Decision Support).
The proposed solution will be piloted through four representative scenarios: (i) lifelong learning; (ii) smart curriculum design; (iii) staffing the public sector; (iv) providing recruitment and competency management services. Learn more about the QualiChain pilots…
QualiChain is collaborating with several projects and initiatives. Learn more about the QualiChain collaborations…
QualiChain Project (https://qualichain-project.eu)
HECAT is a research consortium brought together to achieve the mammoth task of developing an ethical algorithmic based platform to assist Public Employment Services (PES) and Unemployed people in making informed, transparent and integrated decisions.
The research aims to use sociologically and anthropological insight into unemployment and the labour market to guide technical developers of the back-end algorithms and front-end user interface with the objective of creating an ethical and equal platform. Consortium partners are drawn from AHSS and STEM disciplines, academics, NGOs and PES.
HECAT 2020 Disruptive Technologies Supporting Labour Market Decision Making Project (http://hecat.eu)