Programme

S4D4C’s 2nd Networking Meeting – ‘Towards a European Science Diplomacy Roadmap’

Venue:

German Physical Society (DPG) and Magnus Haus
Kupfergraben 7
10117 Berlin
GERMANY

Short overview on the programme:

After an opening keynote and conversation on European science diplomacy, the morning of the meeting focussed on practices and specific case examples of EU science diplomacy. In the afternoon, science diplomacy experiences from EU member states took centre stage. A presentation of findings, conclusions and recommendations to be drawn from the day, and an evening reception at the Museum for Communication, Berlin, brought the day to a close.

THURSDAY, 10th OCTOBER 2019

08:15

Registration & Coffee

08:45

Opening Ceremony

Elke Dall, S4D4C Coordinator, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)

Tim Flink, Senior Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

Sabine Kunst, President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

09:00

Opening Keynote Speech

Frithjof Maennel, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation in Education and Research, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

09:15

Icebreaker Session

09:40

Session I – Conversation on European Science Diplomacy

Minh-Hà Pham, Vice-President for International Relations, Université Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL (PSL)

Miguel García-Herráiz Roobaert, Deputy Directorate General for EU External Relations and Trade, Secretariat of State for EU Affairs, Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation

Chair: Lorenzo Melchor, Science Advice and Diplomacy Officer, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

10:15

Coffee Break

10:45

Session II – High Level Round Table Dialogue: How is it done?
Practices of EU Science Diplomacy

Marga Gual Soler, International Science Diplomacy Advisor, Member of the Research, Innovation, and Science Experts (RISE) High-Level Group to European Commissioner Carlos Moedas

Zehra Sayers, Former Chair Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME)

Miguel García-Herráiz Roobaert, Deputy Directorate General for EU External Relations and Trade, Secretariat of State for EU Affairs, Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation

Jerneja Penca, Senior Researcher, Euro-Mediterranean University

Chair: Elke Dall, S4D4C Coordinator, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)

12:00

Session III – EU Science and Innovation Diplomacy Roadmaps based on case examples

Poster session about S4D4C results with group discussions, introduced by Mitchell Young, Assistant Professor, Department of European Studies, Charles University, Prague

    • “Science diplomacy and infectious diseases: between a national and a European narrative”,
      Ivo Šlosarčík, Professor of European Integration Studies, Charles University, Prague
    • “Water diplomacy and its future in the national, regional, and European environments”,
      Eliška Tomalova, Assistant Professor, Charles University, Prague
    • “The science and diplomacy of global challenges: food security in EU-Africa relations”,
      Pauline Ravinet, Assistant Professor, University of Lille
    • “Open science diplomacy”,
      Katja Mayer, Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
    • “SESAME, an international research infrastructure in the Middle-East”,
      Charlotte Rungius, Researcher, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
    • “Joint International Research programming as a case of science diplomacy”,
      Tim Flink, Senior Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
    • “Open Doors Programme: bringing scientists into science diplomacy”,
      Marta Bozina Beros, Associate Professor, Juraj Dobrila University, Pula,
      Marta Pulido-Salgado, Researcher, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona,
      Alexandra Middleton, Researcher, University of Oulu,
      Antonethe Castaneda, UNESCO Chair CON-E-ECT/Chapter Scientist Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    • “Building capacity for a diverse science diplomacy professionals landscape in Europe and beyond”,
      Maria Josten and Nadia Meyer, Senior Scientific Officers, German Aerospace Centre/Project Management Agency (DLR-PT)

13:15

Lunch (at the Magnus Haus)

14:15

Session IV – High Level Round Table Dialogue: How it is coordinated? Science Diplomacy experiences from EU Member States

Martina Hartl, Austrian Ministry of Education, Research and Science and rapporteur of the Science Diplomacy Force of the Strategic Forum on International Cooperation (SFIC)

Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Klaus Schuch, Scientific Director, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Rapporteur on the Mutual Learning Exercise on International Cooperation of the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility

Monica Dietl, Adviser to the General-Director, Coordinator Action Plan Europe, General-Directorate R&I, French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Frances Wood, Regional Director, UK Science and Innovation Network – Europe, Turkey and Russia

Chair: Tim Flink, Senior Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

15:30

Interactive Workshop

15:40

Closing Keynotes on General Policy Context

Perspectives from the European Commission

Halina Walasek, Policy Officer Science Diplomacy, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD), European Commission

Perspectives from EEAS

Diana Senczyszyn, Policy Officer, European Neighbourhood Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS)

16:10

Instructions for Networking Walk

16:15

End of Day Session

16:30

Networking Walk to Museum für Kommunikation

Evening Event

Venue: “Museum für Kommunikation”, Leipziger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin

18:00

Visit of the permanent exhibition and selected objects of the “Schatzkammer”

18:45

Evening Reception

Welcome by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Frithjof Maennel, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation in Education and Research

Highlights of the S4D4C Project, Elke Dall, S4D4C Coordinator, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)

Past: The Madrid Declaration on Science Diplomacy

Lorenzo Melchor, Science Advice and Diplomacy Officer, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

Present: Concluding Highlights of the “Towards a European Science Diplomacy Roadmap” Conference

Stefan Kuhlmann, Professor of Science, Technology and Society, University of Twente, Director of WTMC (Dutch Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture)

Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, Deputy Director of the Vienna School of International Studies

Future: Invitation to Engaging in Upcoming S4D4C Activities

Elke Dall, S4D4C Coordinator, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, ZSI

Flying buffet