"Science Transcending Borders" - AAAS meeting

Beyond or Despite Political Borders: Science Diplomacy and the Construction of Europe

Section: Research Policy & Development

Date: 16. February 2019

Alexander Degelsegger (ZSI) speaks at the AAAS meeting in Washington presenting the ZSI ordinated project "S4D4C" in a session co-organised by the Research Executive Agency and several Horizon 2020 funded projects. The session examines the roles played by science diplomacy, its institutions, and its past and present practitioners in the dynamic interplay of borders characteristic of the European Union (EU). Using archival and interview data, an interdisciplinary panel addresses the following hypotheses: science diplomacy is a constituent element of European construction; science diplomacy allows European states to interact collectively beyond their borders, and science diplomacy enables the EU to better assert itself in its external relations.

Since long before post-World War II unification, science diplomacy has been a force in bridging political borders and building common spaces for European scientists. The session shows how science diplomacy has allowed member states and EU institutions to carry European values jointly into global or regional dialogues. As a diplomatic corps is created at the European level today, this session highlights the new challenges to internal and external borders and reveals the new balances to be sought among states.

Leading by Example: Projecting an Open European Research Area Alexander Degelsegger-Márquez, Centre for Social Innovation GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Other speakers at this session:

Despite Borders: The Emergence and Affirmation of European Science Diplomacy Pascal Griset, Sorbonne Université , Paris, France

Thinking, Debating and Shaping Science Diplomacy in the European Union Luk Van Langenhove, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium


Type: Event organised by other institutions

Organizer: AAAS

Location: Washington

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Involved ZSI Employees:

  • Dr. Alexander Degelsegger-Márquez

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