Create more opportunities for dialogue between science and and the rest of society, for example through citizen consultations. Pay particular attention to audiences that are rarely involved in science communication activities. Work actively to involve all types of actors in Horizon2020, in particular civil society organisations. Create more research opportunities within the humanities and social sciences.
Sweden is one of the EU countries with the most confidence in the potential of science and technological innovation to solve the societal challenges that we currently face, according to a new Eurobarometer. Swedes also rank climate change and the protection of the environment as their top priorities whereas, most of the rest of the EU want to see job creation and health care tackled first.
The consultation on the Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society Work Programme 2016–2017 aims at obtaining “views and and contributions from a broad constituency on the potential priorities for the ‘Science with and for Society’ work programme part covering the period 2016–2017”. Läs mer
Antibiotic resistance has been selected by the British public to be the focus for a £10m prize and the societal challenge they most want solved. The Longitude Prize is a science and technology competition being run by NESTA, the UK’s innovation foundation and funded by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency.
How research misconduct is reported is critically dependent on the relationship between science and the media. Does media coverage impact public confidence in research? How does the scientific community deal with research misconduct?
Does media coverage of research misconduct affect public confidence in science and scientists? This is the question that VA (Public & Science) has been investigating, together with the SOM (Society Opinion Media) Institute at the University of Gothenburg.
Does media coverage of research misconduct affect public confidence in science and scientists? A new study by Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science) and the SOM (Society Opinion Media) Institute at Gothenburg University suggests that this is not the case. However, people who regularly read a daily newspaper or watch news on the TV do have a more positive view of research.
Eight prizes have been awarded to researchers in the UK for excellence in engaging the public with science. The Engage Awards 2014 were launched by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) to find and celebrate the most innovative and effective public engagement work taking place in the UK.