On November 27, S4D4C participates in the European Research Days 2020 (#ERD2020) Australia & New Zealand edition.
The European Research Days are organized by EURAXESS Worldwide which is a platform on researchers’ mobility present in several countries and regions: Australia & New Zealand, Latin America and the Caribbean, China, India, Japan, Korea, North America and ASEAN. The aim of EURAXESS is to provide support and networking opportunities to researchers eager to connect with the European research landscape but which are situated outside Europe. For that purpose, EURAXEES Worldwide, in collaboration with its regional offices, organizes each year European Research Days addressing the specific needs of each region and community when interacting with Europe and its research system. Different events are being held on several dates throughout autumn.
The Australia & New Zealand sessions are organized together with the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand and the Delegation of the European Union to Australia in the context of the #ERD2020. These sessions ran for a total of three days from the 25 to the 27 November addressing various topics in various formats: ‘High-level’ sessions as well as ‘highlights’ and ‘special’ sessions ensuring a diversity of stakeholders and topics. The special session of the last day of the event was hosted by S4D4C. In our panel, we discussed several facets of science diplomacy.
The S4D4C session is available for viewing on youtube.
Chairperson: Ms Elke Dall, S4D4C Project Coordinator, Centre for Social Innovation
07:30 CET Official Welcome and Introduction
07:50 CET Roundtable: What Is Science Diplomacy?
- Dr Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, Deputy Director, Vienna School of International Studies
- Dr Marga Gual Soler, Advisor, Horizon 2020-European Science Diplomacy Cluster
- Dr Lorenzo Melchor, EU Science Advice & Diplomacy Officer, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
- Ms Charlotte Rungius, Research Associate, German Centre for Higher Education and Science Research
The panel discussed three aspects: Conceptual Definitions, Evolution of the Concept and Strategies and the role of the ‘science diplomat’.
08:30 Final remarks and End of the session
Check out some of the other sessions, they are also available on the youtube channel of EURAXESS Australia and New Zealand.