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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PARTNERSHIPS

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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Projects

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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Activity summaries:

Boom in Swedish citizen science – conference and new...

December saw the launch of Sweden’s national citizen science portal, medborgarforskning.se. At a conference on citizen science run by VA (Public & Science) on 8 December 2021, the portal was highlighted, along with the already up-and-running European portal EU-Citizen.Science.

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Publications

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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RRI – RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

...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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