Warsaw Science Diplomacy School (Application deadline: 16 May 2020)


Online sessions - 22-26 June 2020

This summer the InsSciDE Project launches the first edition of their flagship training program, the Warsaw Science Diplomacy School (WSDS 2020: Virtual)! The course will immerse trainees in historical case studies of science diplomacy in Europe, to extract lessons applicable to the global challenges of today.

Suitable for science diplomacy novices as well as established practitioners, activities will focus on developing policies in a global context, creating strategies for directing and facilitating interdisciplinary action, and will undertake critical questions related to the theme of 'Risk, Safety and Security within Science Diplomacy’.

The InsSciDE project takes a historical approach to understanding and developing tools for mobilizing the increasingly crucial and versatile field of science diplomacy. With a vast international consortium that includes UNESCO, the project embraces interdisciplinary research and transforms the results into guidance, training and resources for advancing science diplomacy in Europe and beyond.

Sessions will be concentrated on the week 22-26 June 2020, while additional activities before and after the training will ensure that the virtual program translates into a dynamic and lasting network of diverse professionals. Candidates must complete the competitive application by 16 May and should note that the course will embrace a ‘flipped classroom’ approach, requiring independent study during the course and for preparation.