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EU Horizon 2020 - European Commission - Climate Change - Air Quality - Citizen Science - Social Participation - Co-Creation - Co-Design Workshop - Berlin Air [09.02.2022]

Clean air in Berlin: First workshop marks the beginning of EU COMPAIR in Berlin

COMPAIR’s Berlin pilot project has successfully started on February 3, 2022 with an online workshop. The workshop covered a lot of ground, addressing diverse topics in the realm of air quality and citizen science. At the beginning of the event, the project, its goals and the other involved European pilot regions were presented. The participants were introduced to Berlin’s air pollution problem and to the significance of citizen science in measuring urban air quality. Shortly after, the focus shifted to Berlin’s two pilot projects. During this section, initial ideas, as envisioned by COMPAIR’s project partners, on the location of the pilots, the main user groups and the design of sensor technologies were presented.

How should Berlin’s pilot projects be implemented?

Two pilot projects are planned in Berlin: the "Liveable city environment" and the "Car-free streets" projects. Approximately 20 participants discussed suitable neighbourhoods for both pilots and shared their ideas on how air measurements could best be carried out in technical and practical terms. The workshop was moderated by Lena Horlemann from Berlin 21, who, together with her project colleagues, managed and supervised all the ideas that were and shared on a virtual whiteboard.

Based on the results, the project team will soon begin developing initial implementation concepts for the two pilot projects. These will be presented to and further discussed with citizens as well as representatives from the policy and science domain in a second workshop this summer. Concrete sensor technologies, data collection methods and policy demands will be evaluated in more detail this time around. The group of participants is to be expanded again – so the project team is looking forward to further registrations for the upcoming summer workshop. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!



Vlatko Vilović
Tel.: +49(0)30 34 34 74 57

1. Co-Design-Workshop in Berlin