Preliminary Agenda of the Final Networking Meeting

S4D4C  3rd and final networking meeting titled “Addressing Global Challenges Together: the Role of Science Diplomacy” will be taking place online for a week from Monday 15th March to Friday 19th March 2021, combining plenary sessions and satellite sessions.

Discover below our provisional agenda:

Plenary Sessions

These sessions will be held every day from 1pm to 3:15pm (CET, UTC+1) and will comprise:

  • High-level conversations with EU stakeholders: both in the opening and closing day, S4D4C will have high-level authorities coming from EU institutions to discuss about science diplomacy and the impact as well as the legacy of S4D4C
  • High-level roundtables: a National Governments’ Roundtable or an International Organisations’ Roundtable will ensure participation of high-level policymakers, diplomats, and scientists in management positions that are involved somehow in science diplomacy for addressing global challenges
  • S4D4C on the spotlight: this section will showcase the main S4D4C project outputs (research and empirical studies, policy briefs and reports, training outcomes, and so forth) and focus on their impact through a chaired discussion with S4D4C partners
  • Plenary roundtables: with scientists, diplomats, policymakers and other practitioners to discuss in detail about the different areas in science diplomacy for addressing global challenges: the value of knowledge in foreign policymaking and diplomacy, the need for governance with no silos, the impact of building alliances against a global challenge (such as COVID-19) across stakeholders of all kinds, and the special reach of boundary institutions and training of future science diplomats
  • Plenary talks: a top-level speaker will deliver the plenary talk

Satellite Sessions

Satellite sessions will be held from Tuesday to Thursday and will offer a diverse content organised around three types of format.

The S4D4C Parallel Sessions organised by S4D4C partners will be held on Tuesday 16th March late afternoon (4pm to 5:30pm, CET, UTC+1), and on Wednesday 17th March morning (10:30am to 12pm, CET, UTC+1). During those sessions, institutions that are part of S4D4C will deliver a session to focus on areas of science diplomacy of topical interest or around certain approaches and stakeholders, following the five axes of the meeting (Knowledge, Governance with No Silos, Alliances, Institutions, and People). Three sessions will be run in parallel and attendees will have the option to choose the session based on their interest.

The Stakeholders’ Parallel Sessions will run simultaneously on Tuesday 16th March morning (10:30am to 12pm, CET, UTC+1), and Wednesday 17th March late afternoon (4pm to 5:30pm, CET, UTC+1).  Parallel sessions will be organised by science diplomacy stakeholders external to the S4D4C consortium such as European Union or national government representatives, distinguished science diplomacy practitioners, leading non-state institutions in the field or science diplomacy scholars. The S4D4C evaluation committee is currently assessing all applications received. A maximum of six sessions will be chosen and three sessions will run simultaneously on the aforementioned timeslots.

For the last parallel sessions taking place on  Thursday 18th March (4pm to 5:30pm, CET, UTC+1), we have invited researchers of science diplomacy, practitioners and/or policy officers, diplomats who have been involved in particular science diplomacy activities to apply to present their project, findings or insights on science diplomacy during our Community Flash Talks.  The evaluation committee will select up to 9-12 applicants to deliver these flash talks.

The week will be punctuated by two ‘Social Hours’, that will bring the community together in an interactive way to foster networking and engagement capabilities of participants.

S4D4C Team

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