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European Prize for Citizen Science Project on Population Reduction in which UBU participates

GEOVACUI-2 Citizen Science Project

The first edition of the Citizen Science Project GEOVACUI-2: Initiative of Citizen Science and Cooperation Against Populations in Rural Areas, in which Marta Martínez-Aránez, researcher from the University of Burgos, has participated, has been distinguished with an honorable mention. European Union Prize for Citizen Science, 336 citizen science projects from across Europe participated. | 05/26/2023 – 10:42 am

This project, a continuation of the previous version (GEOVACUI-1), is financed by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (Fecyt). Under the leadership of the Complutense University of Madrid, it has the scientific participation of the universities of Barcelona, ​​Burgos, Málaga and Seville. It is a NEWSERA pilot project and is included in Spain’s Citizen Science Observatory and

The project aims to address the phenomenon of underpopulation in rural areas, uniting academic perspective with civic, through the promotion of participatory methods. The work has focused on a collection of initiatives that favor or harm the determination of populations in Spanish rural areas and identify the defining elements of good practices. Likewise, it seeks, in a collaborative manner, to open the lines of debate to deepen knowledge of the causes, consequences, problems and opportunities associated with the status of population abuses in those regions and to promote citizen participation in research activities. encourages to. Scientific culture in society.

In awarding this prize, the jury noted the importance of the project’s contribution to the development of the debate and the visibility of the challenge represented by the rural population in Spain, as well as to the development of open activities developed to promote scientific culture Have given. A repository with bibliographic material, interactive cartography with good practices, initiatives, a document with the core elements of good practices and a decalogue of findings and recommendations.

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