Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a growing threat to Europe’s biodiversity. This JRC-COST joint workshop will focus on strategies for collecting and sharing data gathered by citizens, with the aim to support a European early warning and rapid information system. More specifically, this workshop aims at:
• Identifying methods to recognise citizens as stakeholders in policy making, especially how to use currently available data from citizens in environmental policy.
• Identifying best practice for engaging citizens in collecting and sharing data.
• Identifying the technical constraints and solutions for data sharing, management and communication to the relevant authorities.