The European Citizen Science Association ECSA draws on a wide and diverse network of members and supporters from Europe and internationally. They represent a mixture of research institutes, museums, universities, NGO's, SMEs and other local and national Citizen Science groups that cover different fields, such as biological science, do-it-yourself approaches, environmental mapping and social sciences. The community is bound together by a strong commitment to advance participatory research, either by conducting citizen science projects or by supporting them through activities like communication or funding. If you want to become a member, please join us!

We are looking forward meeting you at our Conference!

International ECSA Conference 2018

The Second International ECSA Conference 2018 focusing on the CITIZEN starts on Sunday, June 3rd with a Citizen Science Festival! Geneva locals and ECSA2018 participants are invited to explore different citizen science projects from Geneva, Switzerland and abroad.

Partners & Supporters

Many thanks for supporting the Second International ECSA Conference 2018 in Geneva! Without the help of numerous institutions, this conference would not happen.


The ECSA Steering Committee decided to hold the ECSA Conference biannually in different member countries and with different hosts. The First International ECSA Conference was held in 2016 in Berlin. In 2018, the Foundation Science et Cité is organising the Second International ECSA Conference together with the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland.

The venue

The Second International ECSA Conference 2018 takes place in the heart of Geneva. Located centrally in the historic Maison Communale de Plainpalais belonging to the City of Geneva which was built in the beginning of the 20th century, you can admire its architecture and wall paintings by Edmond Ravel.


Online registration is closed. On site registration is possible with the prices below plus EUR 50.-. Payable in cash and Euros only, please bring the correct amount as change is not possible.

The conference fees from June 3rd to 5th include access to all sessions (note that interactive sessions are restricted to a certain number of participants on a first come first served basis) as well lunches, coffee breaks, the conference dinner and apéro. Bank transfer or credit card may be used for payment.

Have a look at our preliminary conference programme - booklet.

Detailed prices

ECSA members EUR 250,-
Non ECSA members EUR 350,-

Student* ECSA members EUR 200,-
Student* non ECSA members EUR 300,-

How to become an ECSA member.

The prices are the same as in Berlin 2016. Note that all speakers need to register like all other participants. The fees have to be paid before the event.

Practical information

Here is a selection of useful information to make your trip to and stay in Geneva as easy and enjoyable as possible.

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