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Chai Science Diplomacy Webinar Series #1



Interested in Research, Innovation, Europe, and Science Diplomacy? Grab a cup of tea/coffee and join us every month virtually for a casual chai chat with Science Diplomats from Europe living in India. 

In the inaugural webinar, on May 21, 3.00pm-4.00pm, we will talk to Ms Tania Friederichs, Head of the R&I Section at the EU Delegation India. While future editions will feature a science diplomat from varying European countries, the kick-off talk will provide a pan-European perspective from the EU Delegation on EU-India cooperation in the area of Research & Innovation.

The webinar series will feature every month a science diplomat living in India. We will learn about their experience in India, cooperation opportunities, their career path, and more.

The chat will flow freely with the aim of having an open discussion on the varying roles and perspectives of science diplomats, and we will share viewer questions so that you can be a part of the conversation.




About the Speaker


Ms Tania Friederichs, Minister Counsellor, Head of Research & Innovation Sector, Delegation of the European Union to India, New Delhi

Ms Friederichs started her assignment as Minister Counsellor beginning of September 2016. Before that she was working in Brussels for the European Commission in the Directorate General on Research and Innovation, Department for International Cooperation and was responsible for cooperation with the Western Balkan Countries and Turkey. Tania has worked for more than 15 years on EU research and innovation policy; she was member of the Private Office of European Commissioner Philippe Busquin for research and innovation from 1999 to 2004. Before that she worked at the EU Delegation in Geneva (Switzerland) following the negotiations on trade in services (GATS) under the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

She is a lawyer by training and obtained her Law Degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium in 1980 and a L.L.M. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (US) in 1981.






Date & Duration
- (3 - 4pm)
New Delhi, India
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