Diana Escobar Vicent
Barcelona City Council
Projects Coordinator at Barcelona Science and Universities Department of the Barcelona City Council. Biologist, Master in Museology and Heritage Management and Master in Information and Knowledge Society, she has developed her professional activity in the field of heritage and management of cultural projects in the public sector, both museums and cultural centers. Since 2008 she has been leading different projects on science and technology dissemination and cultural innovation through citizens’ participation.
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Barcelona Citizen Science Office: 10 years connecting research and society
The Barcelona City Council created the Citizen Science Office in 2012, a pioneer initiative to connect citizens and science through active participation in research projects on urban challenges. Two programs, ‘Citizen Science at Schools’ and ‘Citizen Science in the Neighbourhoods’, and a Community of Practice of around 20 different research groups constitute the main working ambits of the Office. After these years, we are facing new steps according to the Barcelona Science Plan 2020-2023: the Office Re-launching Strategy consolidates the current programs and incorporates new strategic objectives. These include the creation of a Promoting Group, formed by Universities and Research Centres as well as by representatives of the City Council, and the implementation of a new citizen science research project at the city level, involving different research groups, local administration and civic organizations.
Chaired by Ignasi Labastida, Director of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge at University of Barcelona