Programme

S4D4C’s 1st Global Meeting – ‘EU Science Diplomacy beyond 2020’

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER

16:00

Opening Ceremony

  • Alexander Degelsegger, ‘Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges (S4D4C)’ Lead Coordinator, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
  • Pedro Duque, Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities
  • High-level representative of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation

16:30

Opening Keynote

Peter Gluckman, Chair of the International Network for Government Advice (IGSA)

17:00

Keynote Conversation

  • Cristina Fraile, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain in the United States
  • Robin Grimes, Professor, Imperial College London and former Chief Science Advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom

Chair: Ana Elorza, Science Advice Coordinator of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

18:00

Reception (place to be determined)

20:30

End of the day 1

DAY 2 – THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER

09:00

Keynote

Nicole Grobert, Science Advice Mechanism, European Commission

09:30

Session 1: Science diplomacy as key to advance in the country’s national needs

Roundtable with a focus on what science diplomacy actions have been designed to directly advance a country’s national needs in the fields of soft power, national security and emergency response, economic dimensions, science, technology and innovation on the national level, etc.

  • Peter Gluckman, Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)
  • Chagun Basha, DST’s Policy Research Centre at IISc Bangalore, Policy Fellow.
  • Fernando Simón, Instituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Minh-Hà Pham, Former Counsellor for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the United States

Chair: Pauline Ravinet, University of Lille

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

Session 2: Science diplomacy as key to address cross-border interests

Roundtable with a focus on science diplomacy actions designed to address cross-border interests in the fields of bilateral or cross-boundary issues, shared resources, shared technical services, etc.

  • Wolfgang Eberhardt, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton DESY
  • Octavi Quintana, Director of the PRIMA Foundation.
  • Margarida Ribeiro, Policy Officer, Directorate General Research, Technology and Development, European Commission
  • Niccolo Iorno, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Sectoral Foreign Policies Division; Education, Science and Space; Switzerland.

Chair: Tim Flink, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

12:30

Session 3: Science diplomacy as key to meet global needs and challenges

Roundtable with a focus on science diplomacy actions primarily designed to meet global needs and challenges in the field of sustainable developmental goals (SDGs), Ungoverned Spaces, etc.

  • Mikel Mancisidor, Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
  • Jan Marco Müller, Head of Directorate Office/Coordinator for Science to Policy and Science Diplomacy, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • William Colglazier, Visiting Scientist at the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Claudia Guerrero, Director of International Cooperation, SENACYT Panama

Chair: James Wilsdon, University of Sheffield

13:45

Lunch break

15:00

Keynote

Robin Grimes, Professor, Imperial College London and former Chief Science Advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom

15:30

Session 4: Present and future of EU science diplomacy

How would an EU science diplomacy mission be in a FP9 framework? What would be the goals and evaluation criteria of EU science diplomacy missions?

  • Angela Liberatore, European Research Council, European Commission
  • Jürgen Haberleithner, Professor, Centro Universitario de Estudios e Investigaciones Sobre la Cuenca del Pacífico, Centro de Estudios APEC, Universidad de Colima
  • Luk van Langenhove, Lead coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project ‘European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID)’
  • Leonard Laborie, Deputy coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project ‘Inventing a shared science diplomacy for Europe (IncSciDE)
  • Alea López, Policy Officer, Dirctorate General of Research Technology and Development, European Commission

Chair: Alexander Degelsegger, ‘Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges (S4D4C)’ Lead Coordinator, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) and Marga Gual Soler, Senior Science diplomacy project officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

16:45

Coffee break

17:15

Keynote

Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada

17:45

Wrap up: what have we learned?

Mitchell Young, Charles University, Prague

18:00

End of the day 2

20:00

Social dinner for speakers and consortium members

DAY 3 – FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER

09:00

Keynote

Tom Wang, Former Director Centre for Science Diplomacy, AAAS

09:30

Session 5: Does one size fit all? Interactions between science and diplomacy

Roundtable with a focus on different national governance frameworks: who does science diplomacy? Scientists? Diplomats? Both? What mechanisms do exist? What mixed interactions between different Departments/Ministries do exist? Is there any ideal framework? What about the different science diplomacy stakeholders? Interactions between bottom-up and top-down approaches?

  • Sara Cebrián, Science Innovation Network of the United Kingdom delegate in Madrid
  • Minh-Hà Pham, Former Counsellor for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the United States
  • Eduardo Oliver, Executive Representative of the Federation of Spanish Researchers Societies Abroad (RAICEX)
  • Olga Krasnyak, Lecturer in International Studies at Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Miguel Oliveros, Cultural and Scientific Diplomatic Counselor, Spanish Embassy in London

Chair: Izaskun Lacunza, International Projects Head of Unit at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

Session 6: Training future science diplomats

Roundtable with a focus on the different approaches, mechanisms, tools, and practices to train science diplomats.

  • Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies
  • Peter McGrath, The World Acadamy of Science
  • Lorenzo Melchor, former Science Coordinator of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology at the Spanish Embassy in London
  • James Wilsdon, University of Sheffield

Chair: Nadia Meyer and Maria Josten, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR)

12:30

Closing Ceremony and end of the day 3