Science Café

the public’s points of view drives the conversation

A Science Café is a meeting place for anyone who is curious about research. Over a cup of coffee or other refreshments the public and researchers sit down to discuss topical issues or new discoveries. Science Cafés are organised in many countries around the world.

Science Cafe Vetenskapsfestival 2015
Science Cafe at the international Science Festival in Gothenburg 2015. With Marine Biology Researcher Thomas Dahlgren and VA’s Lotta Tomasson.

The basic idea behind a Science Café is for the public’s questions and points of view to drive the conversation. The participating researcher or researchers provide a very brief introduction and then open the floor to everyone. Moderators make sure everyone has a chance to participate.

In Sweden, VA promotes the concept and supports organisations wishing to organise their own café conversations.

Public Engagement through Science Dialogue (paper presented at the conference PCST-10, 25 June 2008)

Read about our latest Science Cafés

Launch of Re-MEND citizen science project for better mental health literacy

Among the EU Re-MEND project’s objectives are the improvement of mental health literacy among health care professionals, intervention developers, and the general public. One of the approaches being used to… Läs mer


2024-03-18 |


2024-06-11 |


Citizen Science, EU-projekt, News articles, Public Engagement, RE-MEND mental health, Science Café

Science café explores the future direction of digital technologies

VR, AR and XR… navigating through a new technological landscape is not entirely easy. On 15 February VA (Public & Science) organised a science café at Hallunda Folkets Hus, a… Läs mer


2023-03-06 |


2023-09-27 |


Activity summaries, EU-projekt, Public Engagement, Science Café, TechEthos

Science Café med framtidens teknik i fokus

VR, AR och XR… att navigera genom ett nytt teknologiskt landskap är inte alldeles enkelt. Den 15 februari arrangerade Vetenskap & Allmänhet ett Science Café i Hallunda Folkets Hus i… Läs mer


2023-02-24 |


2023-02-24 |


EU-projekt, Nyheter, Science Café, TechEthos
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