European Researchers’ Night set to inspire and amaze in 26 Swedish cities

ForskarFredag, Swedish European Researchers’ Night, returns 26 September – 1 October 2022 with a packed programme of both face-to-face and online activities across the whole of Sweden. Sweden’s most widespread science festival will be providing thousands of members of the public and pupils with opportunities to meet researchers, experience the wonders of science and learn something new.

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Showcasing inspiring science across Europe: European Researchers’ Night 2022

Twenty-five countries will be participating in this year’s European Researchers’ Night (ERN) on Friday 30 September. From Iceland to Italy, Poland to Portugal, Malta to Montenegro, researchers will be filling streets, schools, universities and public venues with activities designed to showcase the impact of science on citizens’ daily lives.

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Whole of Sweden invited to help research plastic pollution

The Plastic Experiment is part of ForskarFredag, European Researchers’ Night in Sweden, and is being run by VA in collaboration with the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation and the University of Gothenburg. In this nationwide citizen science project, thousands of members of the public and school pupils are collecting and analysing plastic litter in order to help researchers map the extent of plastic waste in the Swedish natural environment.

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Science on demand!? Go local, think small and place based

These were three of many tips that Nordic Baltic Science communicators shared at the Reconnecting People – Nordic Baltic SciComm trends online seminar on 16 June. The event was organised by the Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden and was open to the Nordic-Baltic SciComm community and other interested parties.

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Towards the energy of the future – New popular science book

The anthology “Towards the energy of the future – the invisible revolution behind the electrical socket” is here! In the book, researchers from the KTH Energy Platform discuss known and less known challenges and solutions concerning the energy of the future. VA researcher Fredrik Brounéus is one of the editors and co-authors of the book. 

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Swedish school pupils help log 19,000 items of plastic litter in nationwide citizen science project

Plastic litter in the oceans has major consequences for humans, plants and animals, but it is a problem that starts on land. In the Plastic Experiment, school pupils are helping researchers to undertake a scientific study of the extent of plastic found in the Swedish natural environment. During two weeks in Spring, school classes collected and categorised 19,536 plastic items in places around Sweden.

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