About VA

VA is an independent Swedish non-profit membership organisation that works to promote dialogue and openness between researchers and the public.

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VA is an outward-looking organisation engaged in a number of European projects. Find out about the experience and expertise that we can bring to partnerships.

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VA carries out many different types of projects, including studies, public engagement activities and advocacy work.

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VA (Public & Science) has its offices within the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Grev Turegatan 14, Stockholm.

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News articles

Coronavirus in the Swedish media – greater agreement among...

Researchers are perceived as more in agreement when it comes to their views on how the corona pandemic is being handled in Sweden. The tone of news reporting on the coronavirus is perceived as more alarmist than in February. These are some of the latest findings of a study being conducted by the non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science) to investigate communication about the coronavirus in Sweden.

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Press releases

VA Barometer 2021: Swedes’ confidence in researchers and...

Press release 1 February 2021 Swedes’ confidence in both research and researchers has increased. Nine out of ten Swedes have high confidence in researchers, while just under half have the similar level of confidence in news journalists. These are some of the findings from this year’s annual VA Barometer conducted by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).

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Here you can find VA Reports and Papers (in English)

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Inspiration & suggestions for different kinds of Science communication activities:

VA’s definitions:

Citizen Science

... involves researchers co-creating with the public during the research process.

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Open Science

...is about making research more accessible and transparent to other researchers and wider society.

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...is about conducting research and innovation in a way that takes into account societal needs and challenges throughout the whole research and innovation process.

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Science Communication

... is communication about research with those outside of the scientific community.

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