VA (Public & Science)
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA (Public & Science) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote dialogue and openness between researchers and the public. VA has some 80 member organisations representing research organisations, public authorities, institutes and universities as well as companies and private associations.
VA acts as a knowledge hub for public engagement and science communication in Sweden. VA also has many years’ of experience of carrying out studies and surveys, with the aim of increasing knowledge about the relationships between science and society at large, such as its annual survey to measure the Swedish public’s general attitudes towards science and researchers. VA also supports Swedish organisations interested in learning about responsible research and innovation (RRI), and was coordinator of the Swedish hub in the EU RRI Tools project.