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Opportunities for GROW Places post 31st Oct 2019

Below you can find a series of resources, learning and funding opportunities that will be available after the end of the GROW Observatory project in 31st October 2019 and that you might like to explore with your community and local networks. The GROW team has prepared this document in the hope that the fantastic collaborations and connections started in GROW Places can continue in the long term. You might like to extend this document by including additional opportunities you might know of from your area.

1. Online Learning

Name: Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference
Date: 18 Nov 2019 for 4 weeks
Link: Futurelearn https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/weobserve-the-earth
Description: Information on how to build your own Citizen Observatory from The GROW Observatory, Groundtruth 2.0, Scent, Landsense. This free online course is now open for enrollment. On this course, you can learn how to build your own citizen science project, and discover the citizen science projects available around the world – and how to get
involved. You’ll also find out how to lead a citizen science project, and how to interpret the data collected and use it to educate others about environmental concerns.

2. WeObserve Data hack

Name: WeObserve Open Data Challenge
Date: March 2020
Link: https://www.weobserve.eu
Description: Using environmental data on soil and land gathered from Citizens Observatories including GROW, Scent, Landsense and others this online open data challenge will focus on social innovation

3. GROW Observatory Protocols & Resources

All resources: https://knowledge.growobservatory.org/
Regenerative Food Growing Practices: https://knowledge.growobservatory.org/article-categories/regenerative-food-growing-practices/
Setting up your own growing experiment: https://knowledge.growobservatory.org/knowledge-base/research-in-your-growing-space/

4. Other Citizen Science projects

WeObserve: https://www.weobserve.eu/
WeObserve Communities of Practice: https://www.weobserve.eu/cops/
WeObserve Knowledge Base: https://www.weobserve.eu/knowledge-base/
EU-Citizen Science: Coordinate, Engage and Create Citizen Science Projects – http://eu-citizen.science/
ECSA: https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/
https://www.scistarter.org/ – a database of citizen science projects

5. Funding Opportunities for communities and citizens

Erasmus+: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/apply-for-funding
Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE): https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/blog/how-epale-can-help-you-with-your-erasmus-project
Adult learning programme: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/individuals/staff-training/adult-education_en
Europe for citizens: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens/news/call-for-proposals-networks-towns-2019-round-2_en
Networks of Towns Open Call: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens/funding/networks-towns-2019-round-2_en
Civil Society projects: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens/funding/civil-society-projects-2019_en
Cost Actions: https://www.cost.eu/cost-actions/what-are-cost-actions/

Other tools
Build your own citizen science data collection forms https://nquire.org.uk/

Updated on 31st October 2019

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