• Susie Ruston

COMPAIR Goes Back to (Summer) School in Samos

The Samos OpenGov Summer School invited the COMPAIR project to run a series of workshops on citizen science for collaborative, data supported policy making.


COMPAIR project partner, the University of the Aegean (UAEG), hosted the 9th International Summer School (4-8 July 2022) focused on Technologies and Applications for Government 3.0 on the beautiful island of Samos.


Organised by the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering the school provides a unique opportunity for students to meet and interact with internationally acclaimed scientists and researchers in the domain of ICT-enabled Governance, to develop their skills in the areas of policy modelling, information management, social media in governance and more. For 2022, core external contribution's came from the technologists, cities and researchers of the COMPAIR project.


Launching Wednesday 6th's activities, Lieven Raes from Digitaal Vlanderen introduced participants, both in person and online, to the aims of the COMPAIR project, namely leveraging the talent of city residents to accelerate the improvement of air quality in European cities. Interactive sessions followed on the UAEG dynamic C02 dashboard, and SODAQ low-cost.mobile sensor solutions, along with an overview of the Athens city use case from DAEM.


After a short break, the European Science Association (ECSA) and 21c ran a workshop on inclusive citizen science, stressing the importance of ethical considerations when it comes to engagement of citizens in science experiments. ECSA shared its 10 principles for citizen science before undertaking a persona role play exercise with students to better understand how to engage young people, migrants and older adults. The results of which will contribute to COMPAIR pilot engagement planning.


The COMPAIR team wish to thank all the participants of the OpenGov Summer School for their contributions.








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