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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Contact us

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

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News articles

New Swedish study to investigate how information is being...

The Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science) has launched a study to understand how people in Sweden are receiving and interpreting information about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The project will include a number of surveys to measure public attitudes combined with studies of the actual media reporting. We invite other organisations to collaborate in the study, and are interested in hearing from those undertaking similar studies in other countries. The study is taking place during spring 2020.

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Press releases

Swedish pupils to participate in research to reduce food...

Press release 13 March 2020 Can more information result in less food being wasted? Researchers will be investigating this together with pupils and teachers across the whole of Sweden in the ‘Get wise on food waste’ project. To assist them, they will be using an artificial intelligence app and the world’s largest food sustainability database.

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