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Webinar on EU Science Diplomacy in the Post-COVID Era




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EURAXESS North America will lead a webinar addressing the current state of European science diplomacy and various topics surrounding the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opportunities ahead based on lessons learned and common goals.


Speakers will represent the European Commission and its two current science diplomacy projects, via the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, InsSciDE, and S4D4C, and will include remarks from EURAXESS North America as well.


The panel will build conversations around EU science diplomacy, with speakers providing views on best practices/projects/priorities of managing cross-border collaborations during the pandemic, with their observations and expectations for the future.


The speakers will be asked how they have addressed the policies/practices/actors/stakeholders intended to advance science diplomacy (SD) and/or science policy, the current challenges of the pandemic, and discuss their approaches to supporting international science, technology, and innovation (STI) partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also share current insights and future prospects from the EU for finding solutions for global societal needs and goals.


The free virtual event will take place on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time / 6:00 PM Central European Time. Convert to your local time zone here.


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The full title of the webinar is Science Diplomacy in the Post-COVID Era: Current Challenges and Future Prospects from the EU.


Date & Duration
- (12 - 2pm)
(Virtual), United States
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Dr. Mary Kavanagh

Minister-Counselor, Research & Innovation

Delegation of the European Union to the United States


Dr. Pierre-Bruno Ruffini

Professor of International Economics

Faculty of International Affairs at the University of Le Havre

InsSciDE case study author and expert


Dr. Mitchell Young

Assistant Professor in the Department of European Studies

Charles University in Prague

S4D4C empirical work package leader


Dr. Derya Büyüktanır Karacan

Researcher at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University

Project Manager at EURAXESS North America



EURAXESS North America
Organiser address
(Virtual), United States