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SciDFTalks: Science Diplomacy

Scientists Dating Forum

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM (CEST)

SciDFTalks: Science Diplomacy

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Scientists Dating Forum is glad to welcome you to our next special SciDFTalks about Science Diplomacy, with high-profile speakers, joining us from all Europe: Wednesday, 18th July 2018 (18.15h), at the Residencia de Investigadores (C/Hospital, 64 - 08001 Barcelona).


The aim of this event is to introduce the field of Science Diplomacy and hear how it is implemented internationally, in Europe, Spain and in the region of Catalonia. We therefore invited four experts working in the field and who will share their experience with us:

  • Casimiro Vizzini. Expert in the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building at UNESCO
  • Montserrat Daban, Head of International Relations, Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia
  • Lorenzo Melchor, Science Coordinator in the Spanish Embassy in London
  • Octavi Quintana Trias. Director of the PRIMA Foundation

There are many reasons why science diplomacy has gained in importance in recent years:

Global challenges don’t recognise any borders and often have to be solved through international collaborations, relying on political exchange and scientific knowledge. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is one prominent example of this.  

Furthermore the universal character of science and research promotes collaboration in international relations through multinational projects or international infrastructure amendments, even in the extreme cases when usual routes of communication, politics and diplomacy have failed.

Science Diplomacy can also be used to facilitate integration of companies abroad and promote national interests.


Therefore many states, in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and non-state actors including universities, civil society, international organizations and business have recently begun to publish their science diplomacy strategies. Spain has published its strategy very recently, in 2016.


We are looking forward to welcome you and your friends to this SciDF Talks. Don’t forget to register here.

Event language will be English.

Free Networking Apero will be offered after the event.

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Residencia de Investigadores - Carrer de l'Hospital, 64
64 Carrer de l'Hospital
08001 Barcelona

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM (CEST)

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Scientists Dating Forum (SciDF) is an independent association integrated by a team of many interdisiciplinary young and dynamic professionals in the scientific, communication and managerial fields. We aim at getting scientists engaged at the interfaces between science with politics, society and economics

We organise round table discussions and debates in bars (SciDF@Bars), trainings/workshops at institutes (SciDF Talks), social activities for scientists (SciDF4Fun) and collaborate with existing entities and programs (SciDF Co-Lab).


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