The I-CHANGE project which started in November 2021 is funded under the Horizon2020 programme and will be running for 3,5 years. The main aim of the project is to show that behavioural change of individuals is possible through citizen science initiatives. Therefore the project consortium, consisting of 16 partners from 12 countries, will set up 8 Living Labs in Europe and abroad to engage citizens into climate related science. The aim of the Living Labs is to engage citizens in the collection of environmental and socio-economic data, through co-designed and personalised tools such as new apps and user-friendly and reliable devices. Through this co-designed learning path citizens will gain knowledge and will be empowered to change their own behaviour and therefore their carbon and environmental footprint towards more sustainable patterns.
Each Living Lab will focus on climate issues relevant for their geographical location today and in the future. Through a connection and knowledge exchange between the Living Labs, the I-CHANGE project will deliver new impulses on co-creating processes and the effectiveness of citizen science.
As part of the project, the Climate Media Factory will create audiovisual material to support Climate Action Schools around the world on the one hand, and on the other hand contribute to the development of a serious game that addresses the main topics of the project and can thus be played in all Living Labs.
A unique aspect of the I-CHANGE project is the development of the Environmental Impact Hub in a multi-disciplinary and participatory approach. The Hub will be the collector of highly heterogeneous data and information coming from a wide range of data sources (e.g., different sensors, environmental and earth observations, numerical models, social networks) and a considerable variety of software applications and tools (e.g., social science, carbon footprint, meteorological and climate models, server and mobile apps). The Hub will ingest and feed data to the set of I-CHANGE applications, where citizens provide information through their devices and receive feedback and knowledge through the interfaces co-designed and co-developed within the project.
More Information: https://ichange-project.eu/
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037193.