The survey provided an opportunity for respondents to think of the future and share their expectations and concerns about the longer-term effects of the Covid crisis.
The Citizen Think Tanks (CTTs) of the Swiss Corona Citizen Science project were spaces for mutual learning and for designing possible post-Covid-19 futures. In a series of interactive online events, citizens collaborated with scientists from EPFL who hosted the CTTs. The topics of the CTTs emerged from the survey and mobile crowdsourcing. In 5 CTTs, desirable futures were envisioned for housing, mobility, local economy, contract tracing and digital governance and tourism. At the end of the national survey as well as Challenge 2 in the app, participants could express their interest in participating in interactive dialogue sessions: the Citizen Think Tanks.
Who took part?
At the end of the national survey as well as of Challenge 2 in the App, participants could express their interest in participating in interactive dialogue sessions: the Citizen Think Tanks. Across the 5 CTT, around 30 people met twice in order to develop and assess possible future scenarios. They were held online via zoom.
contacts : Claudia Binder ; livia fritz
The detailed CTT reports
The data presented are from several samples collected as part of an interdisciplinary research project comprising several components, launched in March 2020, following the health situation related to SARS-COV-2.
This research initiative followed legal procedures in terms of ethics and respect for privacy as laid out by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and the Canton of Vaud.
The results are part of an unprecedented collaboration between different research laboratories at EPFL and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).