On 10 June 2021, following the success of the three research and innovation projects on science diplomacy funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, 16 participating institutions have launched the European Union Science Diplomacy Alliance. The Alliance is a collaborative initiative to sustain and grow the activities, networks, impact and legacy of the three projects: EL-CSID – European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy, S4D4C – Using Science for/in Diplomacy for Addressing Global Challenges, and InsSciDE – Inventing a Shared Science Diplomacy for Europe. The members of the Alliance will support research, training and networking to advance science, technology and innovation diplomacy in Europe and beyond to address global challenges.
The founding members include European universities and research centers, foundations, diplomatic academies and multilateral organisations. The Alliance aim to facilitate interactions and dialogue, training, institutional capacity building and coordination of joint funding to enhance their collective impact. The Alliance is open to members who are legal entities based in Europe and who self-commit to mobilize resources and support each other in the achievement of shared objectives. Non-EU based legal entities can affiliate as “Global Networking Partners”. A board of “Advisory Partners” will be created by invitation only to include representatives of international institutions.
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