We spoke to Maria Hagardt, Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden Manager, about the Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden and the importance of the international Hub network.
What is the focus of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden and which countries does it cover?
Our focus is exploring the Science Engagement and science communication (scicomm) landscape in Northern Europe and connecting Nordic-Baltic Science Engagement and scicomm practitioners. The Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden provides a platform to exchange ideas and best practices with each other and to find synergies and collaborations with engagers globally. The Hub Sweden covers the northern part of Europe and the following countries and territories: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Åland.
What makes the network of the Hub Sweden unique?
Our strength and uniqueness lies in our diversity; we encompass 11 territories, 9 countries and 8 languages. Even though we share some of the same history and culture, we are small countries with small populations, some very remotely situated, that have developed a strong innovative and creative ability and understand that collaboration is key to success.