Citizen Science Network partners are organisations and individuals who wish to participate as promoters of projects, organizers of events and trainings or to offer infrastructure. If you want to participate in citizen science projects in these ways or otherwise, we invite you to contact us and become part of the Citizen Science Network. Network partners are also active in working groups.


Central Technical Library at the University of Ljubljana is Slovenia’s largest library for engineering and natural sciences. It is embedded in the national research infrastructure. It promotes and supports various open science practices. Its infrastructure also supports citizen science research.


France Bevk public library, located in Nova Gorica, serves as the primary general library in the area, comprising a main unit, nine local branches, and a bibliobus that operates across six municipalities. As one of the top ten central regional libraries, it plays a pivotal role in connecting with other libraries in the Goriška region and spearheads the harmonized advancement of librarianship in the area. Additionally, as a key library in the border region, it collaborates closely with the Gorizia branch of the National and Study Library of Trieste. This partnership is vital in fostering the growth of library public services internationally. Adapting to societal shifts and evolving user needs, the Gorizia Library continuously spreads new knowledge and integrates novel services.



Ljubljana City Library stands as Slovenia’s largest general library and the most extensively connected cultural entity within the Municipality of Ljubljana. Acting as the central regional library, it plays a key role in coordinating, connecting, and guiding the activities of general libraries in the region. Through the implementation of pioneering and inventive approaches in culture and education, the library elevates the social standing of the Slovenian community and boosts the global recognition of Slovenian libraries.



At the Jožef Stefan Institute’s Department of Environmental Sciences, our research is multidisciplinary, concentrating on the dynamic interactions among physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence our environment, humans, and their activities. Our research is structured around three primary areas: first, we develop, optimize, and validate various analytical methods; second, we investigate biogeochemical processes responsible for the movement and transformation of substances in nature; and third, we focus on evaluating environmental impacts and assessing the risks to human health and the environment stemming from human alterations of natural settings.



Founded in 1984, the Slovenian Third Age University is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to fostering, developing, and promoting educational opportunities for the elderly. This initiative aims at enhancing their social inclusion and active engagement in society. Recognized as a non-governmental organization serving the public interest in education, it underscores its commitment to a public mission. The organization functions as a national content network, linking 55 universities across Slovenia that cater to the educational needs of individuals in their third age of life.



Kranj City Library, one of Slovenia’s ten central regional libraries, unites the general libraries in the Gorenjska region. It achieves this by creating shared services for diverse user groups and collaborating with local and broader community institutions. Comprising a central unit, six local libraries, and four lending libraries with mobile collections, the library provides an extensive array of services. These include a variety of events, educational programs, exhibitions, and workshops, in addition to its material lending services.



National Institute of Biology (NIB) stands as one of Slovenia’s most prominent independent public research institutes in the field of life sciences. Its primary mission is to advance knowledge in biological sciences, focusing on understanding life processes, preserving biodiversity, and sustaining a healthy environment. These efforts are directed towards enhancing the quality of life and promoting sustainable development.



The Tracker Association, formed during the pandemic as a part of the Covid Tracker community, is a collective focused on advancing data excellence, promoting the practical utility of data and data science for the betterment of life. This community has not only developed the Covid Tracker but also created the Doctors portal. Currently, it is working on the Climate project, aimed at consolidating data related to climate change. The Tracker upholds stringent professionalism, a diversity of perspectives, and employs scientific methodologies and approaches in analyzing both social and natural phenomena. Its key activities include gathering and processing publicly accessible data, sharing this data with interested parties and third-party entities, developing predictive models from the data, presenting relevant data to the public, conducting public information and education initiatives, collaborating with related organizations and government entities, and organizing various meetings and events.



A renowned Slovenian literary historian and professor specializing in Slovenian literature at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, he has authored multiple books on Slovenian literature. His research primarily focuses on quantitative analyses of Slovenian narrative prose, with a particular emphasis on the Slovenian historical novel post-1995. He also actively moderates Slovlit, a mailing list that serves as a platform for news and discussions, linking Slovenes and others with an interest in Slovene literature, culture, and humanities. Additionally, he co-edits the Slavistica journal, contributing further to the field of Slavic studies.



Established in 2003, University of Primorska (UP) comprises six faculties, a research institute, a university library, and student hostels. With a strong international focus, UP annually educates about 6,000 students across approximately 80 study programs at all three academic levels, including five programs taught in English. Nearly a fifth of its student body is international, and this global perspective is reflected in its staff, with over 12% of researchers and higher education teachers hailing from abroad.

UP is also deeply engaged with its local and regional communities, increasingly asserting its influence through various networking activities. These include science communication initiatives via the Science Centre and events, collaborations with schoolchildren and teachers, the establishment of an alumni office, technology and innovation transfer, student projects in partnership with industry, promoting responsible science, and offering additional training for diverse groups.

In autumn 2023, UP is set to become a full member of Transform4Europe. It has already been active in the European Network of Innovative Higher Education Organisations (ENIHEI) for over a year. Through these affiliations, UP brings international innovations to both its immediate and broader environments, establishing itself as a knowledgeable and scientifically grounded participant in these spheres.



Slovenian Institute fo Adult Education serves as the primary public institution and the leading authority for adult education in Slovenia. It actively fosters a culture of lifelong learning, specifically focusing on adult education, through a diverse range of research, programs, projects, and events. The Centre’s mission is to reinforce the lifelong learning culture and ensure equitable, accessible, and high-quality educational opportunities and learning experiences for all adults in Slovenia.



Since its establishment in 1998, LUTRA, a private entity dedicated to preserving natural heritage, has been actively involved in environmental and nature conservation. The institute primarily focuses its research and developmental efforts on two species: the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) and, more recently, the European beaver (Castor fiber).

LUTRA’s work encompasses a variety of environmental initiatives, including conducting environmental impact assessments, preparing environmental reports, and closely monitoring animal populations and their habitats. Additionally, the institute evaluates the effects of environmental actions on wildlife, offering specialized guidance and opinions in the realm of nature preservation.

A notable aspect of LUTRA’s work involves understanding public attitudes towards natural heritage and specific wildlife species. This aspect is integral to the institute’s educational and promotional endeavors. In these efforts, the beaver and otter play key roles as flagship species. The otter is primarily used to highlight the conservation of inland water ecosystems and their biodiversity, while the beaver is recognized for its potential to aid in climate change mitigation through its natural activities.



Morigenos – Slovenian Marine Mammal Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 2001 that combines scientific research, education and awareness raising. The aim of its research activities is to provide a scientific basis for the effective protection of dolphins and their habitat through continuous monitoring and identification of the main threats to these animals. By effectively protecting dolphins, we can better protect the entire marine ecosystem on which humans depend. Equally important is the aim of research to increase knowledge about the biodiversity of our seas.



Academic and Research Network of Slovenia – Arnes is a public infrastructure institution that provides services to organisations in the fields of research, education and culture, and facilitates their networking and cooperation with each other and with similar organisations abroad.

Arnes is part of the Slovenian Open Science Community and is an authorised organisation in the European Open Science Cloud (ESOC) and one of the key organisers of the Open Science Day, which takes place in the framework of the Arnes Knowledge Network Conference. He also leads the Slovenian National Supercomputing Network (SLING) consortium, which develops distributed computing and manages the supercomputing infrastructure in Slovenia.

It also builds, maintains and manages the network infrastructure connecting universities, institutes, research labs, museums, schools, databases and digital libraries. It offers its users the same services as national academic networks in other countries, with which it participates in European Commission projects to test, develop solutions and deploy new internet protocols and services. It also provides services that are not provided by commercial organisations but are a prerequisite for the functioning of the Internet in Slovenia.



Ecologists Without Borders is committed to a world without waste, which it seeks to achieve by raising awareness, mobilising and, above all, connecting individuals, decision-makers and organisations. Their mission is to identify new issues and provide data to influence changes in policies and habits. They are opinion leaders in the field of waste, focusing their efforts on waste prevention.

They were created in the context of the two Clean Up Slovenia campaigns, which are considered to be the biggest volunteering events in the history of the independent country. They brought together 280 000 individuals, companies, various associations, the Slovenian army, the police, municipalities, municipal services and even the President of the country, who awarded the association the Bronze Order of Merit. The campaign created the only Register of Wild Landfills in Slovenia.

They decided not to organise any more Clean Up Slovenia campaigns, as they were not sending the right message just by cleaning up. So they tackled waste from the other side: where it is produced. Their efforts to manage waste and natural resources in a sustainable way extend to food, textiles, plastics and other types of waste. The concept of zero waste is at the heart of their activities and projects.



Research at the UNG Research Centre for Humanities is carried out in the following fields and at the intersections between them: literary studies, gender studies, digital humanities, cultural history, new media, cultural studies, and critical and art theory. They include: research on intimacy, cultural heritage, intercultural mediation, the intermedial dimension of literature, and connections to other artistic and cultural practices with their associated discourses.



Institute for the Development of Inclusive Societies (IRVD) was established in 2014 with the objective of generating and disseminating knowledge about the significance and values of an inclusive society. This mission gained heightened relevance following the incorporation of inclusion as a core element in the global Sustainable Development Goals during the United Nations Summit in September 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda. Since then, IRVD has concentrated on investigating the discrepancies between societal norms and actual societal conditions. Our approach has increasingly aligned with exploring the coherence of efforts towards an inclusive society and sustainable development, specifically under Goal 17 of the 2030 Agenda, along with applied ethics and deliberative democracy.

IRVD emphasizes that it operates differently from traditional scientific institutions focused on basic or professional science. Our work aligns more closely with the concept of citizen science, which has been a guiding principle since our inception. Despite not being a conventional scientific entity, we have successfully defined our unique role and maintained a responsible and respectful approach towards professional science. This stance has allowed us to build a broad network of collaborators, including those from academic circles.



Institute of Information Sciences (IZUM) serves as a vital public infrastructure entity in Slovenia, operating primarily as a library information service. It plays a crucial role in supporting Slovenian science, culture, and education through information services. A key function of IZUM is to design, develop, and manage the technical and communication infrastructure necessary for the COBISS national bibliographic system. Additionally, IZUM oversees the SICRIS information system, which tracks research activities in Slovenia, and assists in the development of similar systems in other nations, notably E-CRIS.

IZUM is also tasked with the development and management of library information systems in several other countries, including Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Albania. These systems are integrated into the network. Furthermore, IZUM facilitates free access for Slovenian users to various international databases and services, achieved through consortium agreements with foreign electronic resource providers.



Birdlife Slovenia (DOPPS) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1979, working in the public interest in nature conservation, environmental protection and research. We have more than 1000 members, volunteers and nature lovers across Slovenia and employ 30 experts in various fields.

We work for the conservation of birds and their habitats. In doing so, we contribute to the conservation of nature and the well-being of society as a whole. We achieve our mission through conservation, scientific research, education and journalism, as well as through cooperation with other NGOs and governmental organisations.

DOPPS is a full partner of the World Conservation Union BirdLife International.



For nearly three decades, the House of Experiments (HE) in Slovenia has stood as the nation’s pioneering science center, captivating individuals of all ages – from the young to the elderly. HE is dedicated to fostering a society enriched by curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and proactive problem-solving.

HE envisions a robust, healthy democracy characterized by a majority of critical thinkers adept at solving problems. It promotes the development of critical thinking skills through open communication, creating a nurturing space where mistakes are viewed as an integral part of the exploratory and discovery process, facilitated by interactive experiments.

The fundamental values of HE are centered on stimulating societal growth by nurturing curiosity, inquisitiveness, creativity, constructive dialogue, questioning, and recognizing the importance of mistakes in experiential learning.

HE’s diverse and engaging initiatives include science shows, the annual Znanstival science festival, the mobile House of Experiments, the Fellowship program, Scientific Krneks interactive experimental workshops, expert lectures for the general public, the Character of Science and science fairy tales, among others. HE is also actively involved in numerous international and European projects.

In its nearly three decades of promoting experiential research and inspiring critical thinking, HE has co-developed various international projects. It also coordinates the European Researchers’ Nights project “Night is Powerful,” which has successfully incorporated six citizen science projects.

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Our organization is a non-governmental, non-profit entity dedicated to nature conservation, operating in the public interest since our establishment in 2005. We unite professionals and enthusiasts from various disciplines to advocate for informed, sustainable approaches to nature conservation. Our commitment lies in transforming knowledge, scientific research, and best practices into actionable projects and management strategies. While our focus primarily revolves around the conservation of large carnivores within the Dinaric Mountains’ rich biodiversity in Slovenia, we also pay attention to other species in the region.

As a membership-based organization, we place a strong emphasis on educating our members. We organize a variety of activities, including excursions, lectures, training sessions, fieldwork, and publish a newsletter to keep our members informed and engaged. Additionally, we actively participate in conferences, workshops, and events hosted by related organizations.

We are keen on collaborating with schools and educational institutions to organize science days, educational workshops, or lectures. Our organization is also open to various forms of collaboration with other groups. For any inquiries or partnership opportunities, please reach out to us via email.



The purpose of the Slobees Society – Pollinator Conservation Society of Slovenia is to raise awareness of the importance, diversity, threats and conservation of pollinators, to research pollinators and to bring together pollinator researchers and enthusiasts. Together, we are building a more pollinator-friendly world!



Slovenian Association of Slavic Societies (ZDSDS) is an association of teachers of Slovene and other Slavic languages and other Slavists, with a tradition of almost 90 years. Its purpose is to promote the scientific study of Slovene language and literature, to regulate the professional affairs of teachers of Slovene and to make the language more beautiful to the public, and, in keeping with the name of the Society, to maintain a link with the Slavic languages. The Society is organised as a federation of societies; under the umbrella of the umbrella national Slavonic Society, there are thus eleven provincial Slavonic societies and nine sections. ZDSDS is a public interest society in the field of education and research.



Centre for Language Resources and Technologies (CJVT) is part of the University of Ljubljana. The aim of the CJVT is to enable the successful development of the Slovenian language in the digital age. In line with this vision, researchers from various fields are working on digital language resources and tools, following the principles that all products should be up-to-date in terms of content and methodology, user-friendly and openly accessible for further development.



Union of Associations for the Values of the National Liberation Movement of Slovenia (ZZB NOB Slovenije) is a patriotic organization, operating on a voluntary, non-profit basis and characterized by its anti-Nazi stance. As a non-governmental civil society entity recognized for its public interest contributions, ZZB NOB Slovenije unites various collective members. This includes war veterans, individuals who suffered war-related adversities such as exiles, internees, stolen children, political prisoners, and prisoners. Increasingly, the organization also attracts sympathizers and younger generations, all joining forces to achieve shared objectives and interests.



Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of higher education and fostering the application of knowledge in practical contexts for societal advancement. It is committed to creating a conducive environment for research and innovation. The Ministry’s overarching ambition is to establish Slovenia as a globally recognized hub of knowledge, science, and innovation.

In the realm of citizen science, the Ministry actively participates in various activities at the European Union level. This includes involvement in projects under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and engaging with support mechanisms provided by the European Commission. It plays a significant role in shaping EU-level policies, adapting knowledge and practices to the national context, and developing national strategies to promote citizen science. Furthermore, the Ministry oversees the implementation of these strategies and contributes to organizing thematic events related to citizen science.



Herpetological Society – Societas herpetologica slovenica is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the study and conservation of the Slovenian herpetofauna. In addition to field work, the Society also carries out various educational activities for the general public to disseminate information about reptiles and amphibians – two highly endangered groups of vertebrates.



Slovenian Philanthropy, the Association for the Promotion of Volunteering, has been a humanitarian entity serving the public interest since 1992. Our initiatives aim to enhance community life quality and champion the rights of socially vulnerable groups. Central to our mission is the promotion of volunteering, which we believe is pivotal in building a more tolerant, respectful society, regardless of individual backgrounds and life experiences.

As the coordinating body of the Slovenian Network of Voluntary Organisations, we oversee a network comprising 1,900 voluntary groups and organizations with volunteer programs. The objective is to bolster the capacity of these entities in fostering high-quality volunteering opportunities, developing their organizational structures, and sharing knowledge and skills in the volunteering sector. We provide training for volunteers, mentors, and volunteer organizers, along with educational resources for various stakeholders.

Our Migration Programme addresses the multifaceted nature of contemporary migration. We offer counselling, information, psychosocial and psychotherapeutic support, and advocacy for various migrant groups, including asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, undocumented migrants, and other immigrant populations. Our activities are designed to ease the integration of migrants and refugees into their new communities.

We operate Intergenerational Community Centres in Murska Sobota, Žalec, Črnomelj, Metlika, and Logatec, welcoming all local community members. These centers foster cooperation, knowledge sharing, and understanding across generations, providing spaces for socializing and active, lifelong learning.

Additionally, we co-founded the Ljubljana Outpatient Clinic, which has a consultation room for individuals without basic health insurance. This clinic relies on the voluntary services of doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, and lawyers, offering medical and other assistance to those in need.

Our vision is a society that is open, just, and founded on solidarity, where the combined efforts of the public, business, and civil society sectors, along with voluntary activities, create a supportive environment for everyone, especially those unable to secure a good quality of life for themselves and their families. Our values include solidarity, respect for humanity and nature, tolerance, equality, and equal opportunities for all. Our diverse activities are organized under different program units within Slovenian Philanthropy.

We proactively address social issues, advocate for and develop volunteering and intergenerational cooperation, work in the field of migration, support those in need, and are staunch defenders of human rights.



Nutrition Institute is a research-focused institution holding a state concession for conducting public research. Central to its mission is the research program “Nutrition and Public Health” (ARIS P3-0395). Additionally, the Institute manages the Infrastructure Programme for Monitoring Food Composition and Labelling (ARIS I0-0054), which encompasses aspects of occasional science.

In its pursuit of excellence, the Institute collaborates with various organizations, including IJS (Jožef Stefan Institute), the Slovenian Consumers’ Association, and the NIJZ (National Institute of Public Health). These collaborative efforts align with the Institute’s overarching vision, which is to enhance the safety and quality of food supplies and to fortify public health. This is achieved through pioneering research in nutrition and public health, addressing contemporary challenges and contributing to societal well-being.



The University Library of the University of Nova Gorica supports the educational, research and artistic activities of the University by selecting, processing and providing materials and information resources in all fields of science, and also offers its resources and services to the interested public. An important task of the library is to maintain bibliographies of researchers.



The Dobra Pot Institute is a cultural and sustainable action institute from Brkini, founded with the desire to protect natural and cultural heritage in a fresh and innovative way. For the eighth year, the institute has been organising education, workshops and training for the general public and developing programmes for rural youth. Through its activities, it aims to address the current social challenges of the rural environment and to respond to the perceived needs of the Karst-Brkini region, as well as the wider Slovenian area. It sees heritage as an extraordinary potential for a sustainable and sustainable way into the future, which is why it also focuses intensively on projects for the actualisation, popularisation and, in the modern era, the necessary digitisation of cultural heritage. Based on its achievements so far, the team of the Institute has time and again found that heritage is an excellent tool for connecting and empowering communities.



The Ljubljana Librarians’ Association is a voluntary, independent and non-profit professional organisation of librarians working in the Central Slovenia region. The Association was founded on 29 March 1968, as the legal successor of the Ljubljana branch of the Association of Librarians of Slovenia, which was founded in 1954. The Association was established with the aim of enabling its members, on a regional basis to exercise their rights and duties, which are adopted in the Rules of the Association of Librarians of Ljubljana and the Statutes of the Association of Librarians of Ljubljana. Also to ensure liaison with all professional organisations and associations, with state authorities, with professional institutions, with working organisations in the field of librarianship and other interested professional bodies.


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Phone: 01 2003 416 (Til Mlakar)

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Andreja Vovk Iskrić

City library of Ljubljana

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