The Past, Present & Future of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance

Side event to the MCAA Annual Conference, Cordoba, Spain

Section: Research Policy & Development

Date: 23. February 2023


Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) is chairing the European Science Diplomacy Alliance from January 2023 through June 2023. MCAA is organizing its annual flagship conference on  Challenges in science diplomacy & Sustainable development on February 24-25 in Cordoba, Spain (hybrid). As part of this conference, MCAA will be organizing an on-site (only) satellite event on February 23  "The Past, Present & Future of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance''. MCAA is inviting the members of the Alliance to submit a proposal for presentation. We encourage submission on any topic related to science diplomacy; examples may include, but are not limited to: your experience as a science diplomat, science diplomat career, suggestions on how to better interface science and diplomacy, your experience within an organization related to Science Diplomacy. Proposals could include a look into the past history of science diplomacy, present issues or experiences of science diplomacy, or visions for the future of our Alliance with grounded suggestions and recommendations. Presentations will be selected with a view to drawing lessons and ideas for strengthening the Alliance.




Tentative Agenda

Time Item Presenter 
12:30 Arrival of the participants   
13:00 Lunch & Welcome  Fernanda Bajanca
14:00 Presentation of the MCAA Work Program Mostafa Moonir Shawrav
14:15 Journey from 3 projects to the Alliance   Elke Dall (Online)
Angela Schindler-Daniels
Claire Mays
Eric Piaget(Online)
Izaskun Lacunza
14:45 European Science Diplomacy Agenda (ESDA) Jan Marco Mueller (Online) 
15:05 Flash Talk: The role of boundary organizations in scientific brokerage service: a case for the Marie Curie Alumni Association in Science Diplomacy Antonino Puglisi
15:10 Young Academies Science Advice Structure (YASAS) - new opportunities for involvement of EMCRs in Scientific Advice Mechanism for European Commission Jacek Kolanowski
15:25 The role of the EU scientific diaspora in science diplomacy Javier Pardo Diaz
15:40 Science Diplomacy for the research funding organizations & research performing organizations Lidia Borrel Damien (Online)
15:55 Flash Talk:Women & Girls in Science & Technology :bearings for SDG 2030 and Science Diplomacy Tanvir Kabir
16:00 Perspective from Member States on ESDA  Martina Hartl (Online)
16:15 Science Diplomacy in cities Alexis Roig
16:30 Coffee Break  
17:00 Data Diplomacy: updating science diplomacy to the Big Data era from humanities point of view Gianluigi Maria Riva
17:15 On the need for science diplomacy for the next evolution in brain research Renaud Jolivet 
17:30 Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator Marga Gual Soler
17:45 Concluding Remark Mostafa Moonir Shawrav
18:00 End of the event  

Type: Event organised by other institutions

Organizer: MCAA

Location: Cordoba and online

Website: ... -alliance/

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