If you had not heard of Open Science and wondered what it was, or wished there was an Open Science topic you knew more about, then the ORION Open Science Cafe on 4 November during Berlin Science Week was the perfect event.
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
In mid-October, the spread of the coronavirus began to increase again in Sweden after being fairly constant during the late summer and autumn. Parallel to the rising infection rate, Swedes consumption of news plus confidence in the media coverage also increased. These are the latest findings of a study being conducted by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).
The aim of Super MoRRI is to develop and improve methods for measuring activities within RRI (responsible research and innovation). VA will be responsible for data collection within Sweden for this EU Horizon 2020 project which runs from 2019–2024.
In 2019 and early 2020, school pupils, teachers, scout groups, astronomers and interested members of the public in Sweden, Spain, the UK and Ireland went out to count stars in the night sky. The objective was to help researchers to test a new method for measuring light pollution. Researchers have analysed the results and these have now been published.
”Science for everyone in a changing world” was the theme of VA (Public & Science)’s annual conference held on 14 October 2020. Known as VA Day, the event was held via Zoom with speakers participating both virtually and from a studio in Stockholm.
Allthings.bioPRO, is a new EU Horizon 2020 project developing an online game to engage citizens on the topic of the bioeconomy. VA (Public & Science) is one of twelve partners in this new three-year project.