about our platform
Bürger schaffen Wissen (citizens create knowledge) is the central platform for citizen science in Germany. The platform presents, connects and supports Citizen Science projects since November 2013. Its main purpose is to give an overview of citizen science projects to illustrate the concept of citizen science, to further develop the landscape of citizen science and so increasing its visibility within the German public and discourse.
Increasingly during the last years, the collaboration between scientific institutions and citizens involved in citizen science projects has experienced a great development. Along with the development, topics such as the further development of quality criteria or the impact of citizen science in 2020 will play a major role for us and all other citizen science actors.
GEWISS modular program (GEWISS-Bausteinprogramm)
From 2014 to 2016, a consortium of various institutions worked on building a modular program under the title BürGEr schaffen WISSen – Wissen schafft Bürger (GEWISS) (Citizens create knowledge - Knowledge creates citizens). The program discussed and further developed the implementation and strengthening of Citizen Science in Germany throughout various events and working groups. At the centre of attention was the development and publication of the Grünbuch (Green Paper) Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany.More about GEWISS (in German)