The European Union always struggles for the best. It is always very important to make sure that, things move forward in both science, technology as well as society. Therefore, the European Union will implement big financial frameworks every year in order to make sure that, everything will continue to move forward one way or another.
One of that framework is the Horizon 2020 financial framework. Now, this framework involves a lot of different projects in many different fields and citizen science is one of those fields. You take some time to do a little bit of research on citizen science you will realize that, although it is a relatively easy term to understand it’s quite difficult to completely comprehend.
Basically, citizen science is scientific research conducted mostly by amateur scientists also known as citizens with the help of some professional scientists. Now, citizen science can be a topic for pretty much every field. The research can be all about physical science, social science, applied science and pretty much every other type of signs there might be.
One of the main reasons as to why it is so important for citizen science to develop is mainly because of the fact that, through citizen science, citizens can actually participate in important research is a program that will help evolve their community. It is a great way for citizens to actually see what it’s like to do scientific research. One of the impacts of that particular process could be for citizens to actually get interested in becoming a professional scientist in the future.
More importantly, feeling like a part of the community is a good thing but, knowing that you are helping to conduct science that can help evolve the community is much more important. Citizens will realize that through their own work they can actually help the European area evolve into something better. And yes, it could be a matter of self-esteem as well. Being an amateur scientist whose research is just as important for the European Union as any can most certainly change things for the better.
Organisations all around Europe are taking on the difficult task of creating the right citizen science projects under the Horizon 2020 financial framework in order to promote these actions as much as possible. These organizations are working with the European Union for the European society. Their work is very important and it is definitely going to make things move along a lot faster for the scientific community in general.