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Call for evidence launches to inform policy for youth engagement

News 9 March 2023

Our Civic Journey programme announces a call for evidence to help shape policy recommendations to support young people to develop as active and empowered citizens.

Young people and their civic journey – funding opportunity

17 March 2023
10:00am – 1:00pm

An interactive session to share ideas that could be funded through the Civic Journey project, receive feedback and support to apply.

‘A human-centred approach in an uncertain world’

Blog 21 February 2023

Young people need ‘pragmatic and solution-orientated design-thinking’ as they develop skills, knowledge and behaviour on their Civic Journeys, says Professor Matt Flinders 

‘Young people need “social scaffolding” to reach their full potential’ 

Blog 17 February 2023

When thinking about support for the challenges young people face, Professor Matt Flinders says it’s right to use the language of access and growth. 

Getting beyond the jargon 

Blog 25 January 2023

The Levelling Up White Paper brought the term ‘social infrastructure’ out of the shadows. But what does it mean, and why is it important? Richard Harries shares his thoughts. 

Building resilient communities and tackling geographic inequalities

News 25 January 2023

Our collaborative research – delivered with the British Academy, Power to Change, and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy – explores the role and importance of ‘social infrastructure’.

Hive Minds: Funding a more participatory future for citizen science

Blog 13 January 2023

This panel discussion reflects on the findings of a review of UKRI’s Citizen Science Exploration Grant-funded projects, and explores ways to support participatory research approaches. 

Transforming tomorrow

Blog 13 January 2023

Dr Steve Scott describes UKRI’s journey in supporting citizen science, working to enable diverse groups to participate with, and collaborate in, the research and innovation process.

From tomato seeds in space to particles from comets

Blog 13 January 2023

Dr. Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, reflects on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches.

Perspectives from the field of citizen science

Blog 13 January 2023

How is citizen science being used, what’s the view on the ground, and what does it take to share good practice and scale up?

Citizen science, health research, and the fight against Covid-19

Blog 13 January 2023

Professor Tim Spector shares insights from the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Health Study – which provided data in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Speaking truth to power’

Blog 3 January 2023

Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement. 

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