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The IMPETUS project is looking for new and sustaining citizen science projects to support and promote in their latest open call- Now open!

If you’re utilising citizen science practices in inventive ways to address societal challenges, IMPETUS is eager to engage with your initiatives. 

In this open call, IMPETUS is looking for Citizen Science projects for two exciting opportunities, the IMPETUS Accelerator and the European Union Prize for Citizen Science.

This Open Call will run from January 10th until March 11th (23:59 CET) for the European Union Prize for Citizen Science and March 14th (12:00 – Noon CET) for the IMPETUS Accelerator. 

IMPETUS Accelerator; do you have an idea for a citizen science project or are coordinating an initiative that focuses on: 

Could your project benefit from financial support, mentoring and training to help take your work to the next level?

Then the IMPETUS Accelerator programme could be for you

At the same time, IMPETUS wants to put outstanding citizen science front and centre with the European Union Prize for Citizen Science. IMPETUS wants to celebrate the success and diversity of Citizen Science being done across Europe and ensure this fantastic work gets the recognition it deserves.

The European Union Prize for Citizen Science consists of three main awards. A Grand Prize of 60,000€, as well as two additional prizes to projects that best demonstrate how citizen science can be used to promote Diversity and Collaboration and Digital Communities, both of which will be awarded 20,000€.

But we also know that there is so much great citizen science happening in Europe right now, so IMPETUS will give honourable mentions to 27 additional projects, who will have their work showcased alongside the winners of the three prizes at the 2024 Ars Electronica Science and Technology Festival.

To learn more about the Open Call head over to the IMPETUS website, and join us for one of our webinars, on the 24th of January at 14:00 CET or the 28th of February at 09:00 CET, to have all your questions answered.

The IMPETUS project aims to promote citizen science at all levels and to help these projects achieve their impressive goals. Head over to the IMPETUS website to learn more

Learn more about the last cohort of projects who participated in the first IMPETUS Accelerator, or were featured as part of the 2023 EU Prize for Citizen Science.

IMPETUS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101058677.