Citizen Science for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The goal of the EU H2020 Crowd4SDG (Citizen Science for Monitoring Climate Impacts and Achieving Climate Resilience) is to research how citizen science can provide data for tracking progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and to study how grassroots innovation can help achieve such progress

Duration: 2020-23

  • Short video introduction on VisualCit, social media data analysis pipeline developed at Polimi, with image selection and filtering from Twitter and data aggregation for indicators, using the PyBossa-based Project Builder tool from Citizen Science Center Zurich for crowdsourcing   (link to 1min video) (link to 10 min videotry it
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  • PoliMi Tools
  • Multidisciplinary project

Crowd4SDG is a H2020 European Commission project with: University of Geneva, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Politecnico di Milano, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), University of Paris.


  • Carlo A. Bono, Cinzia Cappiello, Barbara Pernici, Edoardo Ramalli, Monica Vitali, Pipeline Design for Data Preparation for Social Media Analysis, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, in press,
  • Carlo Bono, Mehmet Oguz Mülâyim, Cinzia Cappiello, Mark Carman,
    Jesus Cerquides, Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, Rosy Mondardini,
    Edoardo Ramalli, Barbara Pernici, A Citizen Science approach for analysing social media with crowdsourcing, IEEE Access, Vol. 11, pp. 15329 – 15347, 2023
  • V. Negri, D. Scuratti, S. Agresti, D. Rooein, G. Scalia, J.L. Fernandez-Marquez, A. Ravi Shankar, M. Carman and B.Pernici, Image-based Social Sensing: Combining AI and the Crowd to Mine Policy-Adherence Indicators from Twitter, ICSE. Track Software Engineering in Society, May 2021 video link to paper 

complete list of Crowd4SDG publications from PoliMi

list of Crowd4SDG publications by all partners