Leading agency: Istituto EcoAmbientale
Area(s) of intervention: Rome
Total budget: € 10.000
NOPLANETB contribution: € 9.000
Duration: 5 months
Starting date: 1st of November 2018

Summary of the project

The SEStante project stems from the need to disseminate knowledge among citizens and increase their environmental awareness through a citizen science approach, which can allow the creation of a more motivated and proactive citizenship in the management of environmental issues of their urban territories.
The project is important to increase awareness among citizens on environmental issues such as the ecosystem value of the urban green, even with a final aim to mitigate the climate change. The citizen Science is the tool identified by this proposal to achieve this objective. The target group is the citizenship of the Municipio I in Rome, but with the intention to involve other municipalities in the collection of reports using an App developed ad hoc. An initiative that meets the growing demand from citizens to actively participate in monitoring the quality of the environment where they live, and the desire to also assume a managerial role


  • 80 students
  • 200 citizens

Overall achievements

The environmental issues of the project have been addressed in a broader context: climate change and invasive alien species are two of the most dangerous threats to biodiversity. These issues are present in the monitoring campaigns “Observe the flower” and “Find the intruder” and activated in the “Sentinel” application, to allow the citizen science. This choice allowed the connection between the themes and the project with everyday life, allowing achieving a double result. The first one was to increase individual and collective awareness of the issued raised; the second one was to strengthen the motivation and encourage the involvement in the project. The most motivated people found a new form of active participation, for the others it was the beginning of a path to tacking care of urban biodiversity.

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