Addressing global challenges together: the role of science diplomacy

  • GMT +1
    March 15, 2021 10:30 - March 19, 2021 17:30

science diplomacy

S4D4C hosts networking events to facilitate effective and efficient interfaces of European and global science diplomacy actors.

This final networking meeting will provide the perfect stage to deconstruct the permanent and ad-hoc scientific advisory mechanisms in place to address global challenges, both at the national and international levels; and to operate and prepare ourselves for upcoming global threats preferentially using a science diplomacy approach based on multilateralism and the collaboration of multiple state and non-state stakeholders. This event will address science diplomacy perspectives in view of some of the most palpable global challenges our societies are coping with: climate change, food/water sustainability, cybersecurity, and global pandemics.

The one-week event aims at advancing in the establishment of a lively European and global science diplomacy community while providing its practitioners with additional tools, knowledge and policy recommendations. This final networking meeting will celebrate the end of the S4D4C project, but it will also provide the stage to discuss the legacy of S4D4C and additional outcomes stemming from this European and global discussion around science diplomacy.

Read more about the meeting and discover the provisional agenda here.
Don't miss COST's participation on Friday 19 March:

  • Breakfast with COST (9:15am - 10:00am GMT+1) In this session, COST Policy Officer Katalin Alföldi will exchange about the role of COST in the science diplomacy interface and how an institution like COST actively practices and promotes science diplomacy in the EU and beyond. The audience will be able to directly exchange with Katalin and Peter McGrath, from TWAS, who will be chairing the session.
  • Closing ceremony: the future of EU science diplomacy and the S4D4C legacy (2:05pm - 3:30pm GMT+1) The President of the COST Association, Prof. Paulo Ferrão will join other key stakeholders of science diplomacy to present visions for the future of EU science diplomacy. The discussions will bring several key EU institutions and actors of science diplomacy to concretely approach what will be or should be the next steps for science diplomacy in the EU.

You can register on the event platform.

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