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?
7. Hands On! Case Studies
8. How Can You Dive Deeper into Science Diplomacy?
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7.4.1 The Science Diplomacy Dimension

As an international science policy area it emerged around 2012, mainly driven by European Union research policies, but also pushed by the OECD and the G7. Europe is still striving to lead Open Science efforts.

Commissioner Moedas has outlined the leading role of Europe  in the implementation of Open Science within the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework for research and innovation funding. In the “Three O” (Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World) approach, the EC has defined a set of priorities to make Europe a stronger global actor through science and collaboration, thus highlighting core aspects of science diplomacy.

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Katja Mayer


Katja Mayer

Member of Open Knowledge and the Open Access Network Austria OANA, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)

What is Open Science and how does it link to science diplomacy?

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You may get all the information about this S4D4C case study in the following references:
– Mayer, K. (2020): Open Science Diplomacy. In: Young, M., T. Flink, E. Dall (eds.) (2020): Science Diplomacy in the Making: Case-based insights from the S4D4C project (Link).
– Poster Report “Open Science Diplomacy” (Link)
– Mayer, K. (2020): Open Science Diplomacy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic (Link)
– S4D4C stakeholder´s voice: Insights from Commissioner Mariya Gabriel “Towards Science Diplomacy in the European Union” (2020) (Link)

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