Training Material

The S4D4C project aimed to support the European Science Diplomacy community with the content, knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate the Science Diplomacy interface in Europe and beyond. To this end, S4D4C was developing a number of capacity development activities (e.g. in-person intensive training workshops, open training materials, webinars, online modules) – for an overview please see here: https://www.s4d4c.eu/trainings/

The pages below provide a sample of selected training materials, including recommendations on how to use them – so that you can use them for your own science diplomacy seminar. Most materials are available under the open-source license CC-BY (for more information, please see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), few of them are limited only to non-commercial use, so in case you want to use them in for-profit activities, check carefully the applicable license.

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The compilation is organised around four objectives:

Their combination accounts for an efficient and lasting training experience. We recommend making use of the material available in all four sections and combining it for an interactive and productive seminar. Under each objective, you will find a set of different materials and ideas and advice on how to best put them into practice. Our toolkit for trainers provides a more systematic view on this, so please see https://www.s4d4c.eu/toolkit-for-trainers/

Furthermore, we made special efforts to develop and include several infographics, also available for re-use. Our related report (D5.4 Infographics_update_final) summarises the approach to infographics and provides you with additional recommendations.

Alternatively, you can make use of our filter function below to retrieve material per group size, topics, expertise level etc.

Global Health and Science Diplomacy

Global Health and Science Diplomacy

This simulation exercise aims at providing insights in the complexities of consensus building around data sharing and open science. It ...
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Solar Radiation Management

Solar Radiation Management

Solar radiation management is a theoretical approach to reducing some of the impacts of climate change. The session involves a ...
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Water Diplomacy

Water Diplomacy

The material presents the case study “Water diplomacy and its future in the national, regional, and European environments” within the ...
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Ice-breaking-Interactive Session

Ice-breaking-Interactive Session

This is an interactive session to kick off a training workshop in Science Diplomacy to identify knowledge strengths and weaknesses ...
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Science Diplomacy Stakeholders

Science Diplomacy Stakeholders

Science Diplomacy is a fluid concept that depends on the challenge addressed, the sector and field concerned, the regions/countries involved ...
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Study Trips

Study Trips

We recommend to include a study visit in any of your training programmes and share some lessons learnt from the ...
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Roundtable on Careers in Science Diplomacy

Roundtable on Careers in Science Diplomacy

This material provides guidelines to organise a roundtable bringing together different professionals working in Science Diplomacy to share their expertise ...
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Diplomacy meets Science, Science meets Diplomacy

Diplomacy meets Science, Science meets Diplomacy

The aim of this session is to talk with experienced science diplomats about key questions like what do they understand ...
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International Science Ecosystems

International Science Ecosystems

The presentation introduces the international science system. It highlights its complexity, illustrates the variety of actors involved, explores the issues ...
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Presentation on Negotiation Skills

Presentation on Negotiation Skills

This presentation provides general rules for preparing negotiations as well as a very short summary of the Harvard Negotiation Method ...
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As mentioned above, you are free to share and adapt the materials for any purpose with adequate attribution and for non-commercial use. The majority of the materials is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC-BY). Please check carefully each material’s licence – there are some exceptions (e.g. CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-ND).

We are happy if you drop us a line in case you re-use any of the material to learn about their dissemination: contact@s4d4c.eu.