This webinar introduces the theme of citizen participation as it relates to Mission Ocean design, policy, and funding. Participants will be introduced to key theory and methods for encouraging citizen participation in marine and freshwater matters. The webinar will also discuss core requirements of Mission Ocean funding in this area and how they might be integrated into project proposals, such as enabling successful citizen assemblies.
Participants will also be shown where to find more information on all topics related to citizen engagement in Mission Ocean and Horizon Europe Mission Work Programmes.
About the trainer: Dr. Maiken Bjørkan, Nordland Research Institute, Norway
Dr. Maiken Bjørkan is involved in research on various aspects of coastal zone management, with particular focus on the role of knowledge-based management and participation. She is concerned with challenges related to uncertainty and controversies in social issues, such as fishing quotas, land use and sustainable development. Bjørkan specializes in fisheries and aquaculture and is the coordinator of the EU project EmpowerUs.