Sweden’s Researchers’ Night science festival, ForskarFredag
, will this year be held on 27-28 November. Co-ordinated by VA, events are being organised in about 30 cities and towns across Sweden and will consist of a mix of physical and virtual activities designed to engage and inspire both school pupils and members of the public.
Pupils across Sweden will be helping researchers to test a new way to reduce food waste in Swedish schools in this year’s mass experiment. Running between 9 and 27 November as part of European Researchers’ Night activities in Sweden, the Food Waste Experiment
will utilise an artificial intelligence app and the world’s largest food sustainability database to investigate how much food is being thrown away and find ways to reduce waste.
Learn about the potential of bioplastics at a free webinar on 29 September
being organised by the EU Bloom bioeconomy
project. Bioeconomy experts will talk about some of the many everyday applications of this next generation of plastics with a focus on technological, economical and environmental perspectives.
VA will be presenting the results from our ongoing study
about public perceptions of the media reporting about corona at the German science communication conference Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation
on 5 October. In the session on Science communication during the corona pandemic – public perceptions in three European countries
, speakers will discuss findings from Germany, Italy and Sweden.
Is there an Open Science topic you wish you knew more about? Join the EU ORION Open Science project
for an afternoon of bitesize events at an online Open Science café during Berlin Science Week. On 4 November, a rolling series of twenty-minute micro-talks and activities
about Open Science will be delivered by graduates of ORION’s Train the Trainer course and hosted by the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine.
VA is running a series of workshops on Open Science in collaboration with Swedish universities. The next online workshop What is Open Science to me?
will be held on 29 September, where participating researchers will learn about the basic principles of Open Science, including open access, open data, science communication, public engagement and citizen science, and how they can apply them to their work.