Month: April 2020

Stakeholder’s voices #3: A conversation with Chagun Basha, DST – Centre for Policy Research at Indian Institute for Science

For our third stakeholder voice, we contacted B. Chagun Basha, who is currently a visiting scholar at the Department of Science and Technology (Government of India)–Centre for Policy Research (DST-CPR) at the Indian Institute for

Training Materials on Science Diplomacy now available on our website!

In 2019, S4D4C organised two training workshops on Science Diplomacy – one in October in Trieste and one in November in Vienna. Since then, we have been working on preparing the training materials used during

Open Science Diplomacy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

By Katja Mayer The Coronavirus crisis shows us how fragile and sensitive our living environments are. Everywhere taken for granted infrastructures collapse, or it becomes clear that they are insufficiently available or maintained. It has

COVID-19 Crisis in Europe: A Failure of Science Diplomacy?

SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub, has recently started weekly online talks with science diplomacy experts and stakeholders to reflect on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis. Titled “#SciDipTalks”, this series comprises five

Meet Mitchell Young, Charles University Prague, discussing the S4D4C case report and the background of its preparation

On the occasion of the publication of S4D4C’s latest project outcome “Science Diplomacy in the Making: Case-based insights from the S4D4C project”, we talk to Mitchell Young, assistant professor at Charles University in Prague, who


Science Advice to Governments: An Emerging Dimension of Science Diplomacy

As the interaction between science and public policy becomes more important to societal development and environmental stewardship at both the national and international levels, there is a growing need to examine the principles underpinning these


Water-Energy Nexus: An Innovative Approach to Peace building

The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the most complex in the world. It has all the divisive elements of ethnicity, religion, borders and natural resources. EcoPeace Middle East is an organisation that seeks to create


Science Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Science diplomacy is the use of scientific collaborations among nations to address the common problems facing 21st century humanity and to build constructive international partnerships. There are many ways that scientists can contribute to this


National Approaches to Science Diplomacy: An Education Resource

In 2005, the AAAS published a resource gathering a number of papers illustrating how differently Science Diplomacy is perceived across different countries. Thereby, single contributions elaborate on different national approaches that each seek to address


S4D4C’s State-of-the-Art Report on Science Diplomacy

Considering the large number of differing and sometimes contradictory perceptions of Science Diplomacy, from an analytical point of view, it still remains an open question what exactly the term denotes, how it is defined and