Name of the organization/project in the original language:
Name of the organization/project in English:
Please select the type of your organization/project:
Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.:
VA promotes dialogue and openness between the public and researchers. Please find more info about us and what we do at the English section of our website: http://v-a.se/english-portal/
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?:
Since 2009, we run annual mass experiments where thousands of school pupils engage with researchers and participate in real research. As a hub for science communication and public engagement in Sweden we would like to promote and communicate about the opportunities citizen science provide to researchers, citizen scientists and the society at large.
Name of Citizen Science Project:
Mass experiments for school pupils
Brief description of project:
As part of Researchers’ Night, each year VA (Public & Science) coordinates a mass experiment that involves schools across the whole of Sweden. Every autumn, thousands of Swedish pupils of all ages are involved in helping researchers gather huge amounts of data.
Please indicate the approximate geographical scale of the project.:
Project social media contacts:
Facebook: ForskarFredag, vetenskapoallm
Facebook: different groups for participants in each year's mass experiment