Get to know ECHO Leaders: Alba Peiro, Ibercivis

After an introduction to the project by our coordinator, we sit down with Alba Peiro from Ibercivis, our Spanish partner foundation, for a conversation about their specialty – citizen science, and the many ways we can inspire youth to join our ranks. What drew Ibercivis to project ECHO? Which aspect of the project resonates with […]

ECHO in Vienna

Last week, the 5th European Citizen Science Association conference took place in beautiful Vienna. The topic of this year’s conference was CHANGE, because, as the organizers themselves explain, „we are in a time of rapid change on multiple levels”. We talked about different attitudes towards change, methods of influencing it and how citizen scientists can […]

ECHO at the 10th MCAA Conference

Last weekend, members of the Marie Curie Alumni Association met in Milan to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their organization. The MCAA brings together scholars on different career paths, united by the fact that at some point their excellent work earned them a grant from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fund 🔬 Naturally, we wanted to […]

Meet our coordinator!

To kick-off our first newsletter, we interviewed our coordinator, prof. Tanja Mimmo from the Free University in Bolzano. What better way to learn about project ECHO, than from the person who holds it all together? Let’s work from the ground up. When did you discover your passion for science? TM: Since childhood, I’ve been intrigued […]

ECHO on 4º Encontro Nacional de Ciência Cidadã

It was a full immersion in citizen science projects at the 4° Encontro Nacional de Ciência Cidadã. One of them was our project „ECHO – Engaging citizens in soil science: the road to healthier soils”. The 4th National Citizen Science Meeting (ENCC2023) took place in Coimbra, Portugal on the 27th and 28th of November 2023. […]

ECHO cooperates with the Polish Soil Hub

Plantpress represented ECHO during a very important event – the inaugural conference of the Polish Hub for Soils – a platform for cooperation of all interested parties for whom it is important to preserve soil health. Implementation of the objectives of the Mission: Soil Deal for Europe by 2030 at the country level, implementation of […]

Green Transformation in Sandomierz

This October, project ECHO reached Sandomierz, Poland and the “Green transformation of rural areas” conference. It was attended by scientists and educators, as well as local government representatives – all eager to share knowledge about sustainable farming methods and protecting the environment. Our expert from Plantpress, Marzena Brodowska PhD, spoke about ECHO in the context […]