What does trust in science actually mean and why is it key? This was the topic of an event held in Brussels on 22 November, which explored the results and implications from three European surveys of public perception of science, including the VA Barometer.
VA is a partner in BLOOM, a new EU-funded project, aimed at raising public awareness and interest in the bioeconomy. Through dialogue and co-creation activities, the project will develop and strengthen regional networks in order to foster greater understanding about the potential of the bioeconomy.
SciShops is a new EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that will map and expand the science shops ecosystem in Europe. The project started in September 2017 and will explore how to develop and run sustainable science shops.
Peter Ueda, a medical researcher at the Karolinska Institute, has won the title of Sweden’s best science communicator. His research involves using large data files to discover how the treatment of a range of illnesses can be improved. Yesterday he was awarded the 2017 Researchers’ Grand Prix trophy on the stage at Nalen in Stockholm.
This year, for the first time, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) were invited to participate in the Swedish delegation at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris. VA was one of ten NGOs, active in UNESCO’s programme areas of education, science and culture, represented in the Swedish delegation.