CeOS_SE Project — Citizen-Enhanced Open Science in Southeastern Europe Higher Education Knowledge Hubs

Funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme under Cooperation Partnerships in Higher Education, the CeOS_SE project aims to raise awareness of mainstream Open Science (OS) and Citizen Science (CS) practices in Southeastern Europe.

 

LIBER extends gratitude to Vasso Kalaitzi and Katerina Zourou for their extensive work in writing the CeOS_SE project proposal. 

Timeframe

01-01-2022 – 31-12-2024

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LIBER libraries whose institutions participate in CeOS_SE

  • University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Universita Degli Studi di Torino, Italy
  • Panepistimio Patron, Greece
  • Belgrade University, University library “Svetozar Markovic”, Serbia
  • The National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia
  • University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT), Bulgaria
  • University of Cyprus

The CeOS_SE project aims to raise awareness of mainstream Open Science (OS) and Citizen Science (CS) practices in Southeastern European countries specifically in countries that have been seen to perform less well in OS or CS, or where there is limited awareness of or involvement in major developments related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

LIBER’s Role

LIBER, as the CeOS_SE project coordinator, will support all project activities. LIBER is well-versed in OS and CS — being one of the catalysts of open and citizen science in Europe. In fact, OS is at the core of the LIBER Strategy and the organisation is also working towards mainstreaming CS (the LIBER Citizen Science Working Group was established in 2019). Moreover, LIBER is a member of the EOSC Association.

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CeOS_SE Objectives

  • Raise awareness of mainstream Open Science (OS) and Citizen Science (CS) practices in Southeastern European countries, specifically in countries that have been seen to perform less well in OS or CS, or where there is limited awareness of or involvement in major developments related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
  • Monitor performance and processes regarding Open Science and Citizen Science implementation, document, and publicly share best practices in a FAIR way.
  • Engage non-expert groups of the public in social participation and collaboration when it comes to OS and CS.
  • Highlight and address the challenges faced by Southeast Europe and give increased visibility to these regions on the topic.
  • Raise awareness of the potential and value of embracing cultural and linguistic diversity of the Southeastern European countries.
  • Empower academic libraries in Southeastern European countries to develop further as knowledge hubs by upskilling staff when it comes to the connections between OS and CS.
  • Pilot the practice of CeOS at the library premises of Southeastern European research libraries directly, so that they are able to support inclusive higher education systems and be more explicit when it comes to OS and CS topics that rely on working together with external stakeholders.
  • Transfer knowledge regarding OS and CS from countries more developed in these areas.

 

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