The Final Networking Meeting of the project S4D4C (Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges) entitled “Addressing Global Challenges Together: the Role of Science Diplomacy” took place between 15-19 March 2021.

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The Opening Ceremony, includes the following parts:


– official introduction by the project coordinator (Elke Dall, ZSI, Austria) and the hosting organisation (Cecilia Cabello, FECYT, Spain)

– inauguration video from Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission, European Union

– keynote conversation between
Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General, Chief Negotiator for Horizon Europe Association DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, European Union
Jian Liu, Director of the Science Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Kristin de Peyron, Deputy Managing Director, Human Rights, Global and Multilateral Affairs, European External Action Service, European Union

– an icebreaking section to introduce the conference and the platform functionalities (Lorenzo Melchor and Laure-Anne Plumhans)

Opening ceremony – S4D4C Final Networking Meeting

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