User guide

The knowledge resources platform is easy to use and we hope that you find the information that you are looking for.

To refine your search, we recommend making use of the filters. They order the resources into four categories: “General questions on science diplomacy”, “Resource type”, “Topic”, and “Geographical focus”. Each filter is described below:

General questions on science diplomacy

This filter is used to answer general questions on the topic of science diplomacy in the EU:

      • What is it (science diplomacy)? Here we add different kinds of resources, dealing with science diplomacy more generally. This means that basic information explained on the topic of science diplomacy can be found here.
      • Who does it (science diplomacy)? Here we add the science diplomacy stakeholders such as organizations, communities, and etc. A stakeholder is a party that has an interest in the science diplomacy practice and can either affect or be affected by science diplomacy. The stakeholder categories developed were labelled as investor, contributor, observer, and end-user stakeholders. (
      • How is it (science diplomacy) done in the European Union? Here we add specific EU institutions, information, web platforms, news, training etc. specifically focusing on the EU-level, such as COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

    Resource types

  • There are eight resource types available on the platform:
          • Communities: if a resource aims at bringing different stakeholders together, such as researchers, policymakers, businesses, sectors and etc., who have a common interest, it is a community.
          • Databases: if a resource is an organized collection of structured information, or data, typically stored electronically in a computer system, it is a database.
          • Funds / Grants: If a resource aims at providing information on funding and grand opportunity, it is filtered as funds/grants.
          • Journals / Library: If a resource aims at providing information about a publication it is tagged as: journal/library and publications.
          • News: The main aim of these resources is to provide news on topics of science diplomacy and societal challenges, such as water, food, and health.
          • Organizations: This resource type is an organization in the domain of science diplomacy that focuses on addressing societal challenges. Organizations are multi-stakeholders, often involve research network, private sectors, policymakers as well as civil society.
          • Projects: This resource is an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim.
          • Training: An organization, community, project and etc. that offers training on the topic of science diplomacy.


    In this section, resources are organized around which topic they address. The topic categories are derived from S4D4C case studies. Some resources are “cross-cutting” meaning that they cover more than one issue. Those which do not fit in any of the categories can be found under the “others” category.

    Geographical focus

    This section organizes resources according to their geographical focus

        • Global / International
        • Key partner countries and regions North Africa / Southern Mediterranean; Africa Latin America; Caribbean/Pacific; United States of America and Canada; Asia; Russia; Eastern Partnership; Central Asia Middle East
        • European / EU
        • National / EU member states

    Alternatively, you can search for keywords using the search box.

    The platform is a work-in-progress and is updated continuously. If you have suggestions for potential knowledge resources, please send us an email at under the subject of “New Science Diplomacy Knowledge Resource”.