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Cissi Askwall

Vetenskap & Allmänhet

Jury: Science Engagement Initiatives

Cissi Askwall is the Secretary General of Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA (Public & Science) since 2011. This Swedish national non-profit association promotes dialogue and openness between the public and researchers through science communication, public engagement and stakeholder involvement.

Cissi has a diploma in journalism and has worked as a news journalist at Swedish Radio and the national news agency TT. She has also been Communication Director at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and at VA.

Cissi is Vice President of the European Science Engagement Association, EUSEA, Board Member of Örebro University, and Research Committee Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

The Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year will highlight breakthrough thinking from around the world in 10 categories, ranging from Life Sciences to Science Engagement. Counting more than 100 jurors, each breakthrough will be determined by a distinguished world-class Jury under the leadership of renowned experts in their respective fields.

We are delighted that Helga Nowotny, fmr. President of the European Research Council, will serve as the Chair of the Juries, presiding over the selection process at large.

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