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The HALL project ‘Socio-Bee’ was mentioned in the Annual Report 2021 by the VUB Vice-rectorate Innovation & Industry Relations as a ‘success case'

  • June 21, 2022

The project ‘SOCIO-BEE’ where VUB participates with the Health and Ageing Law Lab (HALL) as sub-group of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group was show-cased in the VUB Annual Report 2021 by the Vice-rectorate Innovation & Industry Relations as a ‘success case’. You can read more about the project in the report here (p. 13).

Professor Paul Quinn is the promotor (PI) in the project, whereas LSTS/HALL researchers Olga Gkotsopoulou has been the driving force at the proposal stage and Luka van der Veer is engaged in the project, conducting research on legal and ethical matters with respect to citizen science and air quality.  

SOCIO-BEE proposes that community engagement and social innovation combined with Citizen Science (CS) through emerging technologies and playful interaction can bridge the gap between the capacity of communities to adopt more sustainable behaviours aligned with environmental policy objectives and between the citizen intentions and the real behaviour to act in favour of the environment (in this project, to reduce air pollution). See the website of the project here.

It is important to note that VUB participates in the project with two research groups, the Health and Ageing Law Lab (HALL) as sub-group of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group and the Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology (SMIT) group.

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