Guidelines on Competencies for Digital Inclusion

CitiMeasure

Viviana Demonte
Living-in.EU team

The CitiMeasure Guidelines on Competencies for Digital Inclusion aim to advance the understanding of the issue of 'competencies' for inclusion in increasingly digitised citizen science initiatives. One of the main contributions of these guidelines is unpacking the issue of competencies by identifying skills, knowledge, and attitudes that may be required for the inclusion of citizens in citizen science initiatives and those needed by project initiators to establish and run such initiatives. The current guidelines also provide recommendations on how to systematically think about and enhance these actors' competencies.  

These guidelines are not a comprehensive inventory of all possible categories of skills, knowledge, and attitudes for inclusion in citizen science. Moreover, the absence of certain skills, knowledge, or attitudes identified in these guidelines should not be considered as a reason for exclusion or discouragement of interested stakeholders from participation. We hope this is an informative resource for cities, the citizen science community, and those who are interested in the broader topics of competencies for public participation and stakeholder engagement.  

These guidelines result from a co-creation process led by Eurocities in close collaboration with the CitiMeasure Digital Inclusion working group members. The co-creation process included a joint effort to identify and share relevant resources and experiences and collaborative analysis, synthesis, and sense-making of the identified resources. As such, these guidelines reflect the collective understanding and experiences of 24 CitiMeasure working group members from seven European cities and nine organisations with interest and expertise in the topic. 

Explore the guidelines here.

 

0 comments

There are no comments yet.
Be the first one to post a comment!

More articles

News | 12.02.2024

Call for action: Help shape the future interoperability assessment guidelines​!

Starting from the beginning of 2025, the upcoming Interoperable Europe Act introduces mandatory interoperability assessments for the digital public services of European public administr

Blog | 02.02.2024

Driving the climate transition with digital tools and local digital twins

In the quest for climate neutrality, cities wield significant influence, accounting for a significant share of energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and having a direct impact on the well-being of their residents.

News | 29.01.2024

BDTI: an opportunity for public administrations to experiment with data for free

The Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) provides a ready-to-use, free of charge cloud-based analytics test environment for Public Administrations in the European Member States to experiment with open-source to

News | 29.01.2024

Kick-off of the Smart Communities Network

On January 16, 2024, the Smart Communities Network, a coalition of associations representing cities and municipalities in EU member states, held its first online meeting.

Promoted by