Open Science priorities should be high on the agenda for international scientific cooperation as they can help tackle societal challenges, define missions and realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Open Science actors would benefit from diplomatic skills for multi-national, multi-stakeholder negotiations, so as to translate their needs into coherent sets of policies, monitoring measures, legal frameworks, etc.
Foreign policy actors need tailored information and training about Open Science in order to understand the potential both for their own interests and for the advancement of international scientific cooperation and innovation. Better explanation is needed to explain the relevance of Open Science for both international emergencies and tackling other grand societal challenges that we are facing today.
What the experts think
The lead author of this research case study, Dr Katja Mayer, has been interviewed to provide you with some key highlights.
Member of Open Knowledge and the Open Access Network Austria OANA, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
What are your recommendations for a more relevant presence of Open Science in science diplomacy?
Read more! 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)