The infrastructural principles are related to what supportive resources and infrastructures in the broadest sense are required for preparing successful science diplomacy approaches. They include capacities, capabilities and trust.
“Science diplomatic activities should…”
|Create, reinforce and/or draw on suitable and sufficient institutional and organisational resources, political will, reliable and inclusive knowledge resources, and gatekeeping proficiency.
|· Which conditions does the activity
require that are already in place?
· Which conditions still need to be
|Accessibility of scientific knowledge and relevant
stakeholders (networks): Knowledge
infrastructures such as the S4D4C online knowledge resources platform (https://www.s4d4c.eu/online-knowledge-resources/) can
contribute to improving this accessibility.
|Empower individuals to become trained ‘translators’,
‘multilingual’ in the sense of speaking the language of science and diplomacy and enable them to
opportunistically or incidentally interact with communities beyond their daily circles both in the domain of science and/or diplomacy.
|· Is the existing human capital,
including skills and knowledge,
appropriate for the planned activity?
public funding: see SESAME, Lesson 7.5
|Produce mutual recognition and credibility on an
individual level as well as clear ‘rules of the game’ on the process level, thereby strengthening the process and increasing its legitimacy for the individuals involved.
|· How well-developed are trust
relationships between potential
stakeholders of the envisioned
· What needs to be done to improve
|Role of large
cooperation: see SESAME, Lesson 7.5