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Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 507 305,26

Participants (9)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR HOCHSCHUL- UND WISSENSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 335 762,50
Address
Lange Laube 12
30159 Hannover
Activity type
Other
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 316 672,49
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 260 848
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 194 469
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 183 828,75
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION ESPANOLA PARA LA CIENCIAY LA TECNOLOGIA, F.S.P., FECYT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 231,25
Address
Calle Del Pintor Murillo Numero 15
28100 Alcobendas
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 114 713,75
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59800 Lille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIPLOMATISCHE AKADEMIE WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 84 369
Address
Favoritenstrasse 15 A
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments