VA-barometern 2020: Ökat förtroende för forskare och forskning

Svenskarnas förtroende för både forskning och forskare har stärkts. Nio av tio har stort förtroende för forskare, medan knappt hälften har motsvarande förtroende för nyhetsjournalister. Mer än hälften anser att man i Sverige tar lagom hänsyn till forskning vid politiska beslut i hanteringen av coronapandemin. Det visar årets VA-barometer.

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Inspiring public engagement practices at this year’s Engage Festival

This year’s Engage Festival, organised by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in the UK, offered a week-long smorgasbord of discussions, workshops, inspiring examples of practice and networking for those working with public engagement. VA contributed to two sessions and gained lots of inspiration throughout the event held online from 30 November – 4 December.

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Corona i svenska medier – Förtroendelyft för politiker

Förtroendet för politiker går upp efter de nya restriktionerna från Sveriges regering. Mediernas rapportering om pandemin uppfattas som mer uppskruvad och alarmistisk. Detta är två av resultaten i den senaste mätningen i Vetenskap & Allmänhets pågående undersökning av kommunikationen om corona i Sverige.

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Digital ForskarFredag – a showcase of Swedish research to inspire both young and old

A mind-blowing science show from Umeå, exciting geological adventures with Minecraft from Uppsala, a rare chance to peek into an Olympic test centre for winter sports from Östersund, were just a few of hundreds of creative digital activities held during 23 – 29 of November all over Sweden as part of ForskarFredag, the Swedish branch of European Researchers’ Night.

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Boosting bioeconomy in the Nordics – Bloom Nordic Hub

The goal of the Nordic Hub in the European BLOOM bioeconomy project was to communicate the opportunities and challenges with the bioeconomy, as well as to increase knowledge and demand for forest-based products and materials amongst the public. Several initial meetings were held with research institutes, universities and companies in Finland and Sweden to understand their role in the bioeconomy, the products and services they provide and the challenges they are facing in communicating with society. From this knowledge gain, we set out on an exciting journey into the innovative sector of the forest bioeconomy. Läs mer