The InsSciDE project develops an in-depth understanding of EU science diplomacy experience through historical research that plots the practices, stakes and networks of actors involved in cases of science diplomacy spanning the 19th century to present day.

InsSciDE will produce 24 case studies associated with five themes under the umbrella of science diplomacy: Heritage, Health, Security, Environment and Space, as well as the transversal research strand Science Diplomats.

Below you can find the studies published so far in the form of scientific publications. In the final phase of the project, the cases will be consolidated into a harmonized book which can serve as reference material for science diplomacy practitioners, stakeholders and students to discernibly illustrate ‘science diplomacy’ in practice across a range of scientific fields.

InsSciDE Case Studies


From the work package Science Diplomats

Science for Competition among Powers: Geographical Knowledge, Colonial‐Diplomatic Networks, and the Scramble for Africa
Daniel Gamito‐Marques


From the work package Security

Orphaned atoms: The first Moroccan reactor and the frameworks of nuclear diplomacy
Matthew Adamson

From lobbyists to backstage diplomats: how insurers in the field of third party liability shaped nuclear diplomacy Open Access
Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis and Maria Rentetzi


From the work package Environment

Mettre en récit les savoirs traditionnels: Une diplomatie scientifique alternative à la COP21 Open Access
Jean Foyer et David Dumoulin Kervran

Scientific imaginaries and science diplomacy: The case of ocean exploitation Open Access
Sam Robinson

Trading Global Catastrophes: NATO’s Science Diplomacy and Nuclear Winter Open Access
Simone Turchetti