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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-01-01 - 2021-12-31

The scope of this project is to create a European-wide citizen science Mutual Learning Space aimed at bringing together citizen science projects, networks and initiatives, as well as all stakeholders who can benefit from it. To do so, the project consortium will work at different levels, focusing for example on the community building and engagement, providing coordination between citizen science initiatives at local, national and European level (e.g. SwafS citizen science projects and beyond). It will also create a framework of reference for citizen science, with highly qualified expert organizations in the field, reflecting together on defining what is to be considered good practice in citizens science, roadmaps, etc. In the meantime, the consolidation of the expertise and stakeholder groups involved will pave the way to the development of participatory processes aimed at raising awareness of citizen science among the general public (including students and life-long learners), the feeling of ownership of policies but also a concrete impact on local and national governance processes. These activities will take place all over Europe. The frameworking, community building and participatory processes will lead to the selection of best practices, and the creation of training modules aimed at citizens scientist as well as researchers, which will be delivered in several European member states. All processes, definitions and materials will be documented and openly made available on the project platform. By the end of the project the EU-Citizen.Science will be the reference gateway to citizen science in Europe, reaching out to a vast community and providing valuable resources.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-07-03 - 2022-08-02

The alien invasive Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Ragweed) is established already along the Bavarian roadsides. 7 workpackages will help to define the optimal management tools to fight ragweed. 1: Projektleitung, Koordination und Management; 2: State-of-the-Art-Report; 3: Habitaterweiterung Böschungen; 4: Regional optimierte Schnittrhythmen; 5: Konkurrenzsaaten; 6: Behandlung kontaminierten Materials; 7: Dokumentation und Information. The project will run about 4 full season including pre- and post effectivity measures (soil seed bank).
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-03-01 - 2021-02-28

Vienna is not only the capital of nearly two million inhabitants but also a hotspot of biodiversity. Thereby urban green areas and their management are highly relevant. The public transport operator Wiener Linien, is in charge of large areas along the traffic routes, which may be important as habitat and migration corridor for numerous plants and animals. Therefore, the question arises which diversity can be observed on those areas referring to the indicator groups plants, wild bees, butterflies and grasshoppers and how can the management of these areas be improved. To answer these questions the species composition of 20 sampling sites will be recorded and analysed. A set of measures for an optimized management of these areas will be developed along with stakeholders involved in the implementation.

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