On Saturday 22 April 2017, the March for Science took place for the first time in over 600 cities around the world. In Sweden, activities were held Stockholm, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Umeå and Luleå.

The initiative originates from the USA, and involves scientists and the public coming together to highlight the importance of science and using research-based knowledge in society. One of the key messages is that science knows no borders and that diversity and openness are what characterise science.

The March for Science in Sweden received the support of over 80 partner organisations. 

In 2018, marches were once again held on 14 April in over 200 cities worldwide, including Luleå, Lund and Stockholm in Sweden, under the banner Science Marches On.

Building upon the momentum generated through the March for Science in Sweden, a new campaign called “How do you know that?” (Hur vet du det?) is being run in 2018, the year of the Swedish general election. The initiative supports the aims of the March for Science to increase understanding amongst politicians and voters about what science is, how it is conducted, and the importance of using research findings to inform policy making and to make a better society.

The overall aim of the campaign is to increase the use of scientific facts in political debate in the run up to the Swedish general election in September 2018.

Thank you to everyone who joined us ON THE 14 OF APRIL!