Published April 30, 2022 | Version 1.8
Project deliverable Open

CSI-COP Societal Impact 1


  • 1. Coventry University


CSI-COP’s first societal impact report presents the initial impact on society that the project has had. This is with respect to the project’s objectives including assisting the EU with monitoring the compliance of the general data protection regulation (GDPR) in websites and in apps. The approach has applied a citizen science methodology based on the ten principles of citizen science inclusion formulated by the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA).

Undoubtedly a once-in-a-hundred year’s pandemic (COVID-19) virus has hit the project hard with respect to engaging the general pubic through in-person activities. Nonetheless the CSI-COP partners’ efforts have realised a free informal education course ‘Your Right to Privacy Online’ which has already begun delivery across the partner countries in local languages, as well as through online synchronous workshops (attendees present at the same time). This course has reached hundreds through different media: the EU.Citizen-Science MOOC platform for self-study, through course document download from the CSI-COP website, and in online and in-person workshops. To reach a wider audience the course has been translated into eleven languages from the English original: Catalan, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, and in Spanish.


This is the first of two societal impact reports from the CSI-COP project. The second will be produced at the end of the project in June 2023.


CSI-COP Societal Impact1_D1.6_v1-8.pdf

Files (3.4 MB)

Name Size Download all
3.4 MB Preview Download

Additional details


CSI-COP – Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance 873169
European Commission