Citizen science is an innovative concept to involve the general public in scientific processes. One of the best ways to help people understand science is by letting them participate in scientific research and experiments. This is what citizen science tries to achieve.
The Socientize.eu project coordinated all agents involved in the citizen science process, setting the basis for this new open science paradigm. The project promoted the usage of science infrastructures composed of dedicated and external resources, including professional and amateur scientists. Socientize also set-up a network of infrastructure providers, researchers, general public and policy makers. Among other outputs, Socientize published the White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe.
Currently Socientize is run and supported by the Ibercivis Foundation.