On 4th December 2014 over 130 delegates from across Europe gathered in Brussels for the Citizens' Observatories: Empowering European Society, an event organised by the European Commission, and the five Citizens Observatories projects.
COBWEB was delighted to be part of this event, which brought together experts and practitioners from a wide range of European citizen science initiatives and policy making bodies for presentations, demos and discussion focusing on the role and opportunities for active citizen participation in environmental monitoring and policy making.
The COBWEB project was well represented across the event with
- a stand for the project throughout the day
- a presentation from Co-ordinator Chris Higgins (EDINA) introducing the project to all those attending
- participation by Colin Chapman from the Welsh Government (a COBWEB project partner) in the 'Citizens Observatories and their value for decision makingâ€˜ session
- Bart De Lathouwer (OGC Europe) representing the project in the Panel Session on Citizens' Observatories.