Stefania Oikonomou

Research collaborator

Stefania specialises in community engagement and social participation in citizen science projects. Stefania is also interested in science communication and open science, having completed training in Greece and abroad. She has acquired a BA in political science (2020) and an MA in political history (2022) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Motivated to explore community engagement in citizen science, Stefania was awarded a fellowship to attend the “Science Camp on community engagement in environmental research” organised by Earthwatch Europe in March 2023. She is passionate about how different forms of civic engagement and active citizenship manifest themselves through digital technologies (i.e. digital activism, advocacy, citizen science). Stefania develops and carries out educational and training activities with underrepresented communities (e.g. Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people, refugees) as a way to make citizen science more participatory and inclusive. She is also a public speaker and gives talks at academic conferences and webinars.

Related Projects


Higher education resilience in refugee crises: forging social inclusion through capacity building, civic engagement and skills recognition


Supporting Ukraine through citizen engagement at Baltic Universities


Recovery of cultural heritage through higher education driven open innovation


Socially inclusive citizen science for deaf and hard hearing adults in climate change


Citizen deliberation and deliberative democracy for climate change