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 – less agreement...

The Swedish public’s confidence in politicians who comment about coronavirus in the news is decreasing. Both researchers and politicians are perceived to be less in agreement about Sweden’s handling of the pandemic than in the previous month. These are the latest findings of a study being conducted by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).  

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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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