Explorium International: European Commission and DITO
Our head of science & sport Mark Langtry was recently invited by the European Commission and DITO’s (Doing It Together Science) to DITOs Pan-European Policy Round table on citizen science and DIY science at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels to speak about his work in the science community and Explorium. We were honoured that a representative from Explorium spoke at such an important event, to witness and participate as the EU commission form the EU plan for science, allocating funding to science projects across Europe, and deciding new goals for the next 5 years.
Doing It Together Science (DITOs) has organised many innovative events across Europe focusing on the active involvement of citizens in citizen science. In Doing It Together Science, universities and research institutions worked together with science galleries, museums and art institutions to engage people with citizen science in Europe. More than 700 innovative workshops, exhibitions, and activities were organised in 13 countries in Europe. With this project the eleven European partners demonstrated to show that citizen science is an accessible and fun way to explore the world around you.