S4D4C – Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges

The overall aim of S4D4C is to support current and future European science diplomacy for the benefit of European capacities, EU foreign policy goals and especially the development of solutions for global challenges.

S4D4C’s approach is also characterised by the conviction that recent changes in both science (new mission orientation, internationalisation, openness, etc.) and diplomacy (changes in the role of diplomatic knowledge, multiplication of diplomatic actors, etc.) should not only be taken into account when developing science diplomacy interventions and training science diplomats. They can also be constructively used for new and more impactful types of science diplomacy.

The S4D4C project is coordinated at the Centre for Social Innovation (Zentrum für Soziale Innovation – ZSI), Vienna and consists of a consortium of 10 partners from Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and The Netherlands.


The project has a very active twitter account and publishes actively news and event announcements on its website, so we recommend you to follow @s4d4c (twitter) and to visit www.s4d4c.eu regularly.

The project has received funding by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme under grant agreement no 770342. It runs from January 2018 to April 2022.

Project webpage.