The engagement of citizens in living lab activities requires deliberate efforts aimed at heightening motivation, overcoming barriers to participation, and ensuring effective and useful data collection. While citizen science is a matter of the capacity to facilitate social and structural enablers for participation, the success of a living lab also relies heavily on the technical components that citizens are expected to use. The I-CHANGE Living Labs are no exception, which is why efforts are being made to ensure that the applied monitoring tools are designed with the end-users in mind.
This report offers a framework with which the I-CHANGE project may co-test and co-develop monitoring tools during Living Lab activities. The framework combines lessons learned from the projects WeCount (Citizens Observing UrbaN Transport), iSCAPE (Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe) and OPERANDUM (OPEn-air laboRatories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage hydro-meteo risks) with academic sources and initial insight activities carried out during the Co-design of monitoring tools activities of the project.
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