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WSDS 2020 (Virtual): Application closed

Announcement: Due to COVID19, the summer school will be hosted virtually. Most elements will remain unchanged, including the dates.

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of the first of two InsSciDE Summer Schools, to be held virtually on 22-26 June 2020. Twenty science diplomacy partisans from across Europe will spend a week analysing cases, developing strategy, honing skills and creating a new network of Science Diplomats.

Visit the Warsaw Science Diplomacy School event page to learn more & apply!

Download and share our Call for Applicants here!

The week will consist of a deliberate balance between interactive workshops by InsSciDE experts and supplementary lectures by distinguished speakers. A portion of sessions will be related to the broad theme of ‘Risk, Safety and Security within Science Diplomacy’ and general elements of the training include:

  • Future scenarios
  • Historical case studies
  • Science diplomacy strategy
  • Impactful policy planning

InsSciDE researchers from our work packages on Environment, Health and the transversal study of Science Diplomats will shed light on the practices and practitioner of science diplomacy observed in case studies spanning the 19th century until present time. Drawing on these historical analyses, we deliver training in the skills revealed by our case studies – and immediately employ them towards today’s global challenges.

Who can apply?

The training program will be a highly engaging experience suitable for professionals or PhD students with a dedicated interest in developing their science diplomacy skills and knowledge, and an enthusiasm for contributing to the emerging network of European science diplomats.

We aim to foster a diverse and interdisciplinary cohort of trainees in order to embellish our interactive workshops with contrasting perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we welcome applicants of various professional and academic backgrounds, with varying degrees of science diplomacy knowledge and from across the world.

We are currently accepting nominations of candidates and the general application is currently open on the WSDS event page.

The training program is directed by Rasmus Bertelsen, leader of WP2 - Power with Science Diplomacy, and co-orgnized by our partner institution the European Academy of Diplomacy.

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Please visit the Warsaw Science Diplomacy School event page (2020: Virtual) for detailed information about the training program, nomination process and general application, open now!