1. How to Get Started?
2. What Is Science Diplomacy?
3. Who Are the Science Diplomacy Stakeholders?
4. How Does the EU Practice Science Diplomacy?
5. What Are the National, Regional and Thematic Approaches of Science Diplomacy?
6. What Set of Skills Do I Need to Be a Good Science Diplomat?
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7.2.4 Main Recommendations

The two main recommendations coming from this research case study are as follows:

  1. The use of science diplomacy in the context of global epidemics should not be taken for granted. While the science diplomacy concept has its place in the diplomatic and scientific communities, it seems to be used less intuitively by stakeholders responsible for public health management.
  2. Science diplomacy for infectious diseases will need to adapt not only to the medical aspects of the infectious diseases but also to a changing political and societal environment, such as new migration patterns, the erosion of governance structures in many low income countries and the shift in the vaccination paradigm in developed states.

What the experts think

The lead author of this research case study, Prof Ivo Šlosarčík, has been interviewed to provide you with some key highlights.

Ivo Slosarcik

Ivo Šlosarčík

Professor of European Integration Studies and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics and Administration and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law,  Charles University in Prague

What are your main recommendations to better integrate science diplomacy into the management of infectious diseases? To whom would you address them?

Read more!
You may get all the information about this S4D4C case study in the following references:
– Šlosarčík, I., N. Meyer, J. Chubb (2020): Science diplomacy as a means to tackle infectious diseases: The case of Zika. In: Young, M., T. Flink, E. Dall (eds.) (2020): Science Diplomacy in the Making: Case-based insights from the S4D4C project (Link).
– Poster Report: ·”Science diplomacy and infectious diseases: between national and European narratives” (Link).

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