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European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy

Objective

The European Union has made a major start articulating the relevance of cultural and science for its external relations. What has yet to be done, however, is to make explicit the assumptions underpinning much of this work on cultural and science diplomacy and to codify and articulate it as part of a systematic and strategic approach to understanding the direction of travel of science and cultural diplomacy that locates developments in these fields within the evolving global and EU external relations context. EL-CSID will do this, with the added ambition to identify how the Union and its member states might collectively and individually develop a good institutional and strategic policy environment for extra-regional culture and science diplomacy. Hence, the over-arching objectives of this proposed project are threefold:
1) To detail and analyse the manner in which the EU operates in the domains of cultural and science diplomacy in the current era; comparing its bilateral and multilateral cultural and science ties between states, regions, and public and private international organisations.
2) To examine the degree to which cultural and science diplomacy can enhance the interests of the EU in the contemporary world order and to identify:
(a) How cultural and science diplomacy can contribute to Europe’s standing as an international actor;
(b) Opportunities offered by enhanced coordination and collaboration amongst the EU, its members and their extra-European partners; and
(c) Constraints posed by economic and socio-political factors affecting the evolving operating environments of both science and cultural diplomacy.
3) To identify a series of mechanisms/platforms to raise awareness among relevant stakeholders of the importance of science and culture as vehicles for enhancing the EU's external relations.

The research will generate both scholarly work and policy-oriented output which will be disseminated through an extensive and targeted dissemination programme.

Call for proposal

H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015
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Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 825 000

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN FUR SOZIALFORSCHUNG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
EVRO-SREDOZEMSKA UNIVERZA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
Kidricevo Nabrezje 2
6330 Piran
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CEDS EGITIM VE DANISMANLIK HIZMETLERI AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Hamalbasi Cad. Ustundag Is Merkezi,no 14, Kat 5, D Galatasaray Beyoglu
Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE JOINT INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION POLICY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 237 500
Address
Boulevard De La Plaine 9
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY - Comparative Regional Integration Studies
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 237 500
Address
Potterierei 72 2Nd Floor Grootseminarie
8000 Brugge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Singapore
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Lower Kent Ridge Road 21
119077 Singapore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY
Kazakhstan
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Kabanbay Batyr Avenue 53
010000 Astana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments