The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding
An interesting aspect in terms of science diplomacy is, that participation in COST can require the scientists to represent their country as members of the Actions’ Management Committees and thus makes them science ambassadors for their countries.
COST also allows for international participation and global networking and provides financial support (to its Near Neighbour Countries) and offering Partner Member status (to International Partner Countries), see https://www.cost.eu/who-we-are/cost-strategy/international-cooperation. The participation of these countries is also negotiated, where COST plays a role to put science and cooperation with Europe on the political radar.
Visit site: https://www.cost.eu/
In particular here are a few statements available, how COST puts science diplomacy in practice.
Keywords: Network, Funding, Capacity Building, Publications