T6, partner in the ACTION project, presented the impact assessment methodology and communication best practices at the ACTION Accelerator kick-off meeting 2021 which took place from 11 to 15 January 2021. The event addressed some of the most important topics for citizen science projects: scientific research methods, online citizen engagement and motivation, diversity and inclusion, open data, data quality and data lifecycle, impact assessment, policy impact and communication to stakeholders. The ACTION Accelerator supports six citizen science pilots.

ACTION is a three years project, co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework, SwafS programme, under grant agreement No 824603 and started on 1st February 2019. The project co-designs methodologies, tools and guidelines to open the scientific process to new groups and communities, making citizen science more participatory, inclusive, citizen-led and democratic.