EU Science Diplomacy in the Post-COVID Era: a discussion with EURAXESS North America

EURAXESS North America leads a webinar addressing the current state of European science diplomacy and various topics surrounding the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opportunities ahead based on lessons learned and common goals. The free virtual event takes place on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 12:00-13.00 Eastern Time / 18:00-19:00 Central European Time.

Speakers represent the European Commission and its two current science diplomacy projects, via the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, InsSciDE, and S4D4C and includes remarks from EURAXESS North America as well. The panel builds conversations around the EU science diplomacy, with speakers providing views on best practices, projects and priorities of managing cross-border collaborations during the pandemic, with their observations and expectations for the future.

The speakers will be asked how they have addressed the policies, practices, actors, stakeholders intended to advance science diplomacy (SD) and/or science policy, the current challenges of the pandemic, and discuss their approaches to supporting international science, technology, and innovation (STI) partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also share current insights and future prospects from the EU for finding solutions for global societal needs and goals.


  • Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor, Research & Innovation, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • Pierre-Bruno Ruffini, Professor of International Economics, Faculty of International Affairs at the University of Le Havre, InsSciDE case study author and expert
  • Mitchell Young, Assistant Professor in the Department of European Studies, Charles University in Prague, S4D4C empirical work package leader
  • Derya Büyüktanır Karacan, Researcher at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, Project Manager at EURAXESS North America

The recording of the event is available here:




S4D4C Team

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