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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...

Researchers are perceived to be less in agreement in their views on how the corona pandemic is being handled in Sweden. Confidence in various professional groups, however, has not changed since July, nor has Swedes’ consumption and perceptions of the media’s reporting on the coronavirus. 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 4 June 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 ’Food Waste Experiment’. To assist them, they will be using an artificial intelligence app and the world’s largest food sustainability database.

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New VA report – Swedes’ confidence in research is...

The Swedish public continues to have a high level of confidence in universities and researchers. At the same time, there are clear signs of an ongoing polarisation, with a widening divide in confidence between different population groups. These are the findings presented in a new report by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).

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