Vetenskap & Allmaenhet
VA promotes dialogue and openness between the public and researchers
Research impacts all of us and affects our future. For this reason, it is vital that the public has a better understanding of research and takes a full and active role in debating the direction of scientific progress.
Society needs greater knowledge of research results and processes, and of the methods used to communicate these findings. Researchers also need knowledge from society. The questions people ask, their interests and concerns give researchers insights into what is important to the public, and how society as a whole views their work.
VA (Public & Science – acronym for Vetenskap & Allmänhet) is an independent and influential Swedish membership organisation that works to advance and encourage dialogue between researchers and the public. It is an obvious partner and knowledge hub for science and society dialogue at home, in Europe and beyond. VA’s offices are housed at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) in Stockholm.