On the 26th of September to the first of October 2022, science and research were celebrated across Europe in the European science festival ”European Researchers’ Night”. In Sweden, activities were organised across the country and online under the name ForskarFredag (Researchers’ Friday). The next festival will take place the last week in September 2022.
European Researchers’ Night in Sweden is organised by universities, science centres, museums, archives, research centres, municipalities, science parks and regional development councils. The event is coordinated by the Swedish nonprofit organisation Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science), VA.
A range of activities were organised in 2021: experiments and demonstrations, shows and exhibitions, science cafés and small group talks. These innovative and exciting activities allow for public engagement and meetings with researchers in relaxed and festive environments. The events are aimed at showing that researchers are ordinary people with extraordinary jobs and that research relies on communication and international cooperation. In September 2022, it is hoped that we will be able to offer both physical and online activities.
Researchers’ Grand Prix
Researchers’ Grand Prix is a Swedish competition that has been running annually since 2012. We challenge researchers to present their research in a captivating, inspiring and educational way – but in just four minutes! The audience and expert judges jointly decide on the winner.
The Swedish Mass Experiments
As part of European Researchers’ Night, each year VA (Public & Science) coordinates a citizen science project that involves schools and members of the general public across Sweden. The projects gives pupils and the general public the opportunity to participate in a real research project, and it also enables researchers to collect large amounts of data from across the country that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to collect.
European Researchers’ Night in Sweden is funded by the European Commission under HORIZON EUROPE in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions, GA 101061464, together with our Swedish partners.
Read the latest articles in English below:
The countdown has begun. On 25 November, seven finalists will take to the stage to present their research in the most exciting and comprehensible way possible – in just four… Läs mer
Our congratulations go out to Richelle Duque Björvang on winning the 2021 HERStory competition. Richelle is finishing her PhD at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and yet managed to find… Läs mer
Experiments, stand-up comedy, guided lab tours, classroom visits and answering all sorts of questions about research and what life might be like in the future, were some of the activities… Läs mer
During September and October, Swedish school pupils, senior citizens and anyone interested will be investigating the environmental barriers that can be found in Swedish housing. To assist them, they will… Läs mer
During ForskarFredag, thousands of children, young people and adults will meet hundreds of researchers around Sweden. Research on the major issues for the future will be discussed, analysed and put… Läs mer