VA: Stöd samspelet forskning – samhälle i EU:s nästa ramprogram

Medborgarforskning, Ansvarsfull forskning och innovation (RRI) och projekt som stärker samspelet mellan vetenskap och samhälle. Det är tre aspekter som är viktiga att ha med i EU:s nästa ramprogram för forskning och innovation, skriver Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA, i ett inspel till Utbildningsdepartementet.

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What’s next for SwafS in Europe? Report on Brussels event

Integrate RRI as a cross-cutting issue in the EU framework programme for R&I. Use the SwafS programme to advance EU’s Open Science agenda! These were some of the suggestions raised during an evening discussion held on 15 November 2016 in Brussels organised by SiS.net, the network of National Contact Points for the SwafS programme and the Swedish national advocacy platform on Swafs.

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VA’s views on Horizon 2020 and funding post-2020

Do more to address citizens’ needs and involve them in the research and innovation process. Include the humanities and social sciences more in Horizon 2020 calls. These are two of the recommendations put forward by VA (Public & Science) in response to the European Commission’s public stakeholder consultation, which forms part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. Responses to the questionnaire will help the Commission improve its implementation of H2020 and inform EU research and innovation funding post-2020.

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VA responds to Horizon 2020 consultation on SwafS work programme

Before presenting new political initiatives or new legislative proposals the EU Commission often holds an open consultation where citizens and organisations are invited to submit their views on a particular matter. The consultation on the Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society Work Programme aims at obtaining ”views and contributions from a broad constituency on the potential strategy and priorities of the ‘Science with and for Society’ Work Programme for the period 2018-2020.” VA’s answer to the consultation was submitted in early June 2016.

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Building bridges in science communication. Report on VA’s experiences at PCST in Turkey

Istanbul was the host city for the 14th global PCST science communication conference that took place between 26 and 28 April 2016. The conference gathered some 300 delegates from 40 countries to discuss a wide range of issues in science communication practice, training and research. This year VA (Public & Science) contributed three engaging sessions to the programme on citizen science, factors influencing public confidence in science and ways of influencing Horizon2020, respectively.

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VA bidrar till Europa 2020-strategin

Ett bidrag från Vetenskap & Allmänhet finns med i årets nationella reformprogram för Europa 2020 som regeringen nu överlämnat till EU-kommissionen. Vi lyfter fram den påverkansplattform som VA samordnar i Sverige och några andra exempel på hur vi arbetar för att uppfylla målen i Europa 2020-strategin.

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VA appointed chair of EC’s Advisory Group on SwafS

VA’s Director of Research, Maria Lindholm, has been elected Chair of the European Commission’s Advisory Group for the Science with and for Society programme, SwafS in 2016-17. The EC’s Advisory Groups represent a broad constituency of stakeholders and are consultative entities with the task of giving strategic and consolidated advice to the Commission services during the preparation of the Horizon 2020 work programmes.

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