We are pleased to announce that our 2nd Networking Meeting titled ‘Towards a European Science Diplomacy Roadmap’ will be taking place in Berlin, Germany, on 10 October 2019.
S4D4C hosts networking events to facilitate effective and efficient interfaces of European science diplomacy actors. The first S4D4C networking meeting was held in Madrid in December 2018, setting up the global scene for discussing science diplomacy (Global Networking Meeting). The discussions launched in Madrid will now be continued in the European networking meeting in Berlin. Other than in Madrid, this meeting will focus on EU science diplomacy practices and S4D4C will present key results from its work to all relevant actors.
More concretely, the 2nd networking meeting provides the scene to foster a joint discussion about the visions, achievements, challenges and principles of European science diplomacy. The one-day event addresses topics such as EU SD priorities, how to open up the ERA to even more international collaboration, the state of affairs of cooperation and communication on science diplomacy in Europe and how to strengthen connections between different stakeholders.
The event aims at identifying Science Diplomacy drivers and barriers as well as recent advances and challenges ahead putting together a set of recommendations for all the relevant stakeholders involved (institutions, governments, civil society, academia and private sector) with the intention of reaching a point of identifying suitable actions for the next 3-5 years.