The European Economic and Social Committee has also published an opinion on the “Global Approach to Research and Innovation – Europe’s strategy for international cooperation in a changing world” (see EESC-2021-01986-00-00-AC-TRA-EN) and highlighted science diplomacy as a concept as follows (point 3.6):


Science Diplomacy could help the EU to project soft power and pursue its economic interests and values more effectively, meeting demand and interest from partner countries and playing to the EU’s strengths as a research and innovation powerhouse. The EESC is convinced that a constructive social and civic dialogue at all levels would contribute to successful science diplomacy in our communities.


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the “Global Approach to R&I”