Around 40 national representatives and experts from 23 countries gathered at the Swedish Research and Innovation Office in Brussels at the end of February to discuss the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, FP9. The meeting was organised by the Swedish Advocacy Platform for SwafS (Science with and for Society) and SiS.net2, the international network of National Contact Points for SwafS in Horizon 2020. Läs mer
Almost half of young men in Sweden would consider a career as a researcher. Among young Swedish women, only a fifth can see themselves as researchers in the future. At the same time, Swedish women’s confidence in researchers has fallen sharply, while men’s confidence remains at the same level as last year. These are some of the findings from this year’s annual VA Barometer conducted by Swedish civil society organisation VA (Public & Science). The VA Barometer is now available in English.
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.