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Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges

Descripción del proyecto

Un impulso a las capacidades de la diplomacia científica de la Unión Europea

Los retos a los que se enfrenta la política exterior de la Unión Europea (UE) son cada vez más complejos y urgentes. Aunque Europa posee notables capacidades científicas y defiende la ciencia abierta, el potencial de la ciencia y la cooperación científica para abordar estos retos sigue en gran medida sin aprovecharse. Un obstáculo importante reside en la falta de comunicación entre las comunidades científica y diplomática. A medida que el mundo está más interconectado, los conocimientos científicos y las redes ofrecen una solución prometedora. En este contexto, en el proyecto S4D4C, financiado con fondos europeos, se apoya la diplomacia científica de la UE. Mediante el fomento de la colaboración entre expertos en política exterior y científica, asesores, profesionales de la diplomacia científica e instituciones de formación diplomática, el equipo del proyecto pretende elaborar un marco de gobernanza, módulos de formación y recomendaciones para reforzar las capacidades de diplomacia científica de la UE.

Objetivo

The challenges for EU foreign policy increase in complexity and urgency. Scientific knowledge and networks contribute to the solution of a number of these challenges. The prospects for these contributions are promising, not least in light of Europe’s scientific capacities and the efforts towards open science, which the European Union is leading. However, the opportunities science and science cooperation offer for European Union foreign policy are underexploited.

While the EU’s foreign policy landscape is now better set up to develop and exploit science diplomacy, the scientific and diplomatic communities often do not communicate with each other. Organising science diplomacy in a multi-level governance system is a challenge, as is dealing with interdependency. There is also no clear model for recruiting and employing science diplomats.

The goal of the S4D4C project is to support current and future EU science diplomacy for the benefit of the Union’s strategic capacities, foreign policy goals and the development of solutions for societal challenges.

In order to achieve this, S4D4C brings together scholars of foreign and science policy, advisors, science diplomacy professionals and diplomatic training institutions. We analyse cases of EU science diplomacy that relate to foreign policy goals, relevant EU-level instruments and important scientific developments. Employing a co-creation approach with stakeholders, we craft a governance framework for science diplomacy. It contains recommendations and models for science diplomacy interfaces, processes and knowledge resources. Furthermore, we develop training modules for current and future science diplomats.

At the end of S4D4C, the EU will have strengthened science diplomacy capacities, which will contribute to its foreign policy goals and commitments. The EU will also be more visibly positioned as a global thought leader in exploiting science and science diplomacy for the benefit of foreign policy and society.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2016-2017

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2017

Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinador

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 507 305,26
Dirección
LINKE WIENZEILE 246
1150 Wien
Austria

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Región
Ostösterreich Wien Wien
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 513 181,26

Participantes (9)