Date(s) - 27/10/2021 - 29/10/2021
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organizes the workshop ‘Increasing Awareness of Science Diplomacy in the Mediterranean’ on 27, 28 and 29 October 2021, in collaboration with CREAF and contributions of the Alliance Member Dr Marga Gual Soler.
The event will be held online from 10 to 13 CEST on 27, 28, and 29 October. After attending all nine course hours, the UfM will issue a certificate of completion.
Registration is mandatory.
The event explores how regional multi-stakeholder cooperation across the Mediterranean can help achieve long-term sustainability and prosperity in the region through science and innovation. During its three sessions, participants are going to be provided with in-depth knowledge, skills, practical tools, and networks to put science diplomacy into action for the benefit of the Mediterranean.
The workshop aims to map the current science diplomacy landscape in the Mediterranean, analysing its potential to address common challenges – such as climate change, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, marine and atmospheric pollution, clean energy, water scarcity, sustainable food systems or health security – and informing about existing diplomatic, governance and capacity-building frameworks that place science and innovation at the centre of Mediterranean cooperation.
The programme will combine expert lectures and panels with leading science diplomacy scholars and practitioners with professional development and skills-building sessions, interactive case studies, networking opportunities, and leadership training. The agenda strives for regional and gender balance among participants and speakers.
Module 1: Theory and practice of Science Diplomacy in the Mediterranean.
Module 2: Developing instruments and capacities in Science Diplomacy.
Module 3: Networking and ecosystem building towards a Mediterranean Science Diplomacy Community.