Started in 2013, the Swedish Forum for Science Communication, FFF is an annual conference aimed at science communicators and press officers at universities and public sector organisations, researchers, journalists and those with an interest in science communication.

FFF has developed into the largest Nordic conference for those working in science communication. The aim of the conference is to provide participants with inspiration, new knowledge about tools and methods for science communication and the opportunity to network and exchange experiences with others. The programme usually consists of a combination of contributions in Swedish and English, enabling international participation. The FFF network also has a Facebook group.

The conference is part of the International Science Festival in Gothenburg and is organised by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, together with Mistra, the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and VA (Public & Science), in collaboration with the Gothenburg Science Festival.

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Swedish Forum for Science Communication attracts record interest

Interest in research has soared and the need for effective science communication has never been greater. This year’s Forum for Science Communication (FFF) on 14 April 2021 took place under the umbrella of a tumultuous year full of challenges and opportunities. Participation was at a record high: over 600 science communicators, communication managers, journalists and others working with science communication took part in FFF 2021, representing more than 15 different countries. The Forum’s Facebook group also attracted nearly 1,000 members.

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Why should the public be involved in science?

“For research to be really impactful, the public has to be involved. They need to understand the research and we need to help to connect the research to what people care about,” says Imran Khan, Head of Public Engagement at Wellcome Trust in the UK, one of the world’s largest research funders. But do the public wish to be involved in science? The German and Swedish Science Barometers, the EU-project ORION Open Science European public attitudes survey and the Wellcome Trust Global Monitor have all asked this question.

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London Calling – Science Communication Forum showcases British expertise

Britain is often seen as a leader in public engagement and activity that creates dialogue between scientists, the public, media and politicians. A Science Communication Forum held in April in Gothenburg brought together over 350 science communicators from across Sweden to gain inspiration from four leading British experts on public engagement. The Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, also participated in the event. 

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London Calling – Forum for Science Communication

The UK is considered to be a role model for public engagement and dialogue between scientists, society, the media and politicians. Prominent British experts shared their experiences at the Forum for Science Communication on Wednesday afternoon 15 April and you can watch their presentations below.

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