A Collective Awareness Platform for Promoting Dark Skies in Europe

stars-for-allPeople who live in or near cities have lost much of their view of the universe due to light pollution. The project will pay special attention to citizen outreach through social networks and dissemination and training activities, so as to promote the importance of fighting against light pollution among very large audiences.

ECN will lead the development of a crowdfunding tool, which will then be integrated to the project’s platform. Through this crowdfunding tool, the community will be able to obtain funding to carry out their setup Citizen Actions. The tool will also comprise tips on how to conduct a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Expected results:

  • Deployment of the STARS4ALL Collective Awareness Platform for fighting against Light Pollution, so as to provide citizens the tools and support required to incubate and create local or global working groups
  • Incubation of at least 30 Light Pollution Initiatives throughout the duration of the project, with activities in different languages and locations worldwide.
  • Extension of the legislation on sky protection that is currently applicable to the Canary Islands to the European Union, by promoting a European Citizens’ Initiative for preserving the darkness of European skies


Project Details

Duration: 01 October 2015 to 31 October 2018

Project funded by: Horizon2020 – European Commission

Project Partners:

1 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – coordinator

2 Cefriel – Società Consortile a Responsabilita Limitata

3 University of Southampton

4 Chambre de Commerce Et D’Industrie de Regions Paris-ile-de-France

5 Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias

6 Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

7 Universidad Complutense de Madrid