VA på Journalisten Debatt: ”Medierna måste medverka till dialog i pandemitider”

Debattartikel publicerad i Journalisten 20201216.

Alla centrala kommunikatörer och experter i pandemin – inklusive journalister – måste ta ett större ansvar för att främja konstruktiva samtal om forskningen i pandemitider, skriver företrädare för Vetenskap & Allmänhet.
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Boosting bioeconomy in the Nordics – Bloom Nordic Hub

The goal of the Nordic Hub in the European BLOOM bioeconomy project was to communicate the opportunities and challenges with the bioeconomy, as well as to increase knowledge and demand for forest-based products and materials amongst the public. Several initial meetings were held with research institutes, universities and companies in Finland and Sweden to understand their role in the bioeconomy, the products and services they provide and the challenges they are facing in communicating with society. From this knowledge gain, we set out on an exciting journey into the innovative sector of the forest bioeconomy. Läs mer

Rethinking SciComm – sensemaking and quality in focus at virtual workshops

In October and November, the Swedish Rethinkerspace, part of the EU RETHINK project, met for the second time. The workshop, which due to the Covid-19 pandemic was divided into two digital meetings, aimed to dive deeper into how people make sense of science communication, and how to assess quality in digital science communication.  Läs mer

Joining forces for a global 21st century Responsible Research and Innovation Network

The RRING network, the NewHoRRIzon and the ORION Open Science project held an online roundtable on 3 September, as part of the Euroscience Open Forum 2020, on ”Joining forces for a global 21st century Responsible Research and Innovation Network”. We are now inviting you to get involved and have your say! Läs mer

VA på DN Debatt: “Tilltron till myndigheter har fallit tillbaka”

Replik publicerad på DN-debatt 20201001

Forskare vid Göteborgs universitet beskrev den 25 september på DN Debatt hur tilltron till myndigheter ökade under coronakrisens akuta fas. VAs generalsekreterare Cissi Askwall svarar i en replik att förtroendet visserligen ökade under mars–april, men att det sedan har sjunkit igen.

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VA at ESOF 2020 – ensuring dialogue between science and society in challenging times

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, dialogue between science and society is more important than ever. This year’s EuroScience Open Forum, a hybrid of in-person and online events held 2-6 September, provided a key international platform to discuss and share experiences on issues such as communicating scientific uncertainty and maintaining public trust in science.

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