This toolbox aims to provide inspiration and ideas for a variety of activities to communicate research.

The starting point of the toolbox is activities organised during the annual Researchers’ Night event (ForskarFredag), between 2005 and 2011. (More details can be found at

Researchers’ Night has been coordinated nationally by VA (Public & Science) since 2006 as part of the European wide initiative Researchers’ Night organised by the European Commission.

VA is a non-profit association that aims to promote dialogue and openness between researchers and the public – particularly young people. One of its aims is to promote new forms of dialogue around research that engages people. VA’s philosophy is that dialogue should always start with people’s questions, interests and concerns rather than the information the researchers themselves want to communicate.

This toolbox was developed by VA (Public & Science) with funding from the Swedish Research Council and the European Commission.