In S4D4C, we combine original conceptual and empirical work in order to advance our objectives. We build on and push beyond the theoretical state-of-the-art. We also construct a unique set of case studies to maximise learning opportunities, and make our findings as relevant as possible within the EU context.
We investigate past, current and potential future science diplomacy in nine cases. The cases have been selected following three rationales that are adjusted to EU policy goals and potential:
- A first set of cases has been selected focusing on EU foreign policy goals.
- A second set of cases has been selected focusing on relevant developments in the EU’s research landscape.
- Finally, a third set of cases has been selected with the opportunities of EU instruments and infrastructures in mind.
Each of the cases will provide us with opportunities to reflect on past lessons, analyse current practices and assess future potential for EU science diplomacy. The cases inform the development of a governance framework for EU science diplomacy and are used to inform our training offers.