17 Jun 2021
SFIC Survey on Strategies & Activities of Member States and Associated Countries in Science Diplomacy available
On 27 May 2021, SFIC launched a “Survey Analysis on Science Diplomacy Strategies, Activities and Actors of EU Member States and Associated Countries". Based on a survey answered by 19 countries the following main conclusions can be drawn:
- Formal policy strategies for Science Diplomacy are often missing.
- The main goals of strategies are increasing national capacities and tackling global challenges.
- Science advice for foreign affairs policies is still in the making.
- Countries give priority to North America, followed by Europe and Asia & the Pacific, but half of the responding countries also focus on Africa or Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Governmental stakeholders are leading Science Diplomacy approaches.
- More coordination should not mean more bureaucracy.
- International coordination is in the making.
- There is a lack of Science Diplomacy training mechanisms.
- The COVID 19 crisis is an opportunity for Science Diplomacy
More details on these issues in the report can be downloaded here: