We are very pleased to welcome the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia (FH Kärnten) as a new partner in the Citizen Science Network Austria. The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences lives the model of direct practical relevance. Full-time and part-time employees as well as guest lecturers from industry and business ensure an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented university education. At present, about 30 study programmes are offered in the fields of technology, health and social affairs as well as economics.the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences is a dynamic and dialogue-oriented university of applied sciences with regional roots and international orientation. It is active in the focal areas of health and social affairs, technology and economics. Its core tasks lie in the areas of study and teaching, applied research, knowledge transfer and continuing education. For these reasons, the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences has already gained a lot of experience in participatory research and we are pleased to welcome you here.