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European Researchers’ Night set to inspire and amaze in 26 Swedish cities

ForskarFredag, Swedish European Researchers’ Night, returns 26 September – 1 October 2022 with a packed programme of both face-to-face and online activities across the whole of Sweden. Sweden’s most widespread science festival will be providing thousands of members of the public and pupils with opportunities to meet researchers, experience the wonders of science and learn something new.

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Whole of Sweden invited to help research plastic pollution

The Plastic Experiment is part of ForskarFredag, European Researchers’ Night in Sweden, and is being run by VA in collaboration with the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation and the University of Gothenburg. In this nationwide citizen science project, thousands of members of the public and school pupils are collecting and analysing plastic litter in order to help researchers map the extent of plastic waste in the Swedish natural environment.

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Science on demand!? Go local, think small and place based

These were three of many tips that Nordic Baltic Science communicators shared at the Reconnecting People – Nordic Baltic SciComm trends online seminar on 16 June. The event was organised by the Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden and was open to the Nordic-Baltic SciComm community and other interested parties.

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Towards the energy of the future – New popular science book

The anthology “Towards the energy of the future – the invisible revolution behind the electrical socket” is here! In the book, researchers from the KTH Energy Platform discuss known and less known challenges and solutions concerning the energy of the future. VA researcher Fredrik Brounéus is one of the editors and co-authors of the book. 

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Swedish school pupils help log 19,000 items of plastic litter in nationwide citizen science project

Plastic litter in the oceans has major consequences for humans, plants and animals, but it is a problem that starts on land. In the Plastic Experiment, school pupils are helping researchers to undertake a scientific study of the extent of plastic found in the Swedish natural environment. During two weeks in Spring, school classes collected and categorised 19,536 plastic items in places around Sweden.

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In search of the future of science communication

How can science communication be better adapted to the conditions of today? This is something that has been investigated as part of the EU RETHINK project, in which VA was responsible for the Swedish hub. The project, which has now come to an end after three years, has produced a range of resources and recommendations to strengthen science communication across Europe.

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High confidence in researchers in Sweden during the omicron wave

Traditional news media continue to be Swedes’ main source of news about the coronavirus. Researchers enjoy a high level of confidence and the lifting of restrictions in Sweden did not affect public confidence in the professional groups who comment on the coronavirus. These are the results of a follow-up survey conducted by the non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science) to investigate communication about the coronavirus in Sweden.

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