Project Kickoff: CoAct


The new project CoAct: Co-designing Citizen Social Science for Collective Action has started.

CoAct is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. CoAct is proposing a new understanding of Citizen Social Science as participatory research co-designed and directly driven by citizen groups sharing a social concern, in which they become co-researchers in processes commonly dominated by academic researchers. CoAct aims to bring together and further develop methods to give citizen groups an equal ‘seat at the table’ through active participation in research, from the design to the interpretation of the results and their transformation into concrete actions.

Katja Mayer has co-written the proposal and is part of the project team. For her habilitation project she will study the open data practices negotiated and employed within CoAct for the next 3 years.