1. How to Get Started?
2. What Is Science Diplomacy?
3. Who Are the Science Diplomacy Stakeholders?
4. How Does the EU Practice Science Diplomacy?
5. What Are the National, Regional and Thematic Approaches of Science Diplomacy?
6. What Set of Skills Do I Need to Be a Good Science Diplomat?
7. Hands On! Case Studies
8. How Can You Dive Deeper into Science Diplomacy?
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2.1 Science Diplomacy – Introduction to the Module


Lorenzo Melchor1, Izaskun Lacunza1, Ana Elorza1, Peter F. McGrath2, Charlotte Rungius3, Tim Flink3.4, and Ewert J. Aukes4

1 Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Spain
2 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy
3 German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies, Germany
4 Humbold-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
5 Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS), University of Twente, the Netherlands


The following reviewers have undertaken quality assurance of this module:

Sheila Perosa, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy
Helen B Woods, University of Sheffield, UK
Marta Bozina, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
Mario González-Jiménez, University of Glasgow, UK
Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger and Maximilian Huck, Vienna School of International Studies, Austria

Practical information

  • This module takes a minimum of 3 hours
  • This module has been updated with new content since its launch in June 2020. This new module version has been made publicly available in April 2022.
  • A PDF version of the updated module version is available here:

How to cite this module

If you want to cite this module for academic or other purposes, please use the format below.

Lorenzo Melchor, Izaskun Lacunza, Ana Elorza, Peter F McGrath, Charlotte Rungius, Tim Flink, and Ewert J Aukes. 2021. What Is Science Diplomacy?. In: S4D4C European Science Diplomacy Online Course, Module 2, Vienna: S4D4C.

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The material provided under this course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770342.