Last May 12th the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) attended in Brussels the presentation of a new European project convened by seven European countries and coordinated by the Institute for European Studies (IES) in Brussels: The European Leadership in Cultural, Scientific and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID).

Last 6th June, Prof Paloma García-Bellido, Professor in Spanish Linguistics of the University of Oxford, visited students from the Instituto Español Vicente Cañada Blanch in London in the seventh and last session of the programme “Science in the Classroom” for this academic year.

FECYT participates in the project EURAXIND to strengthen the EURAXESS services for the private sector and to foster intersectoral mobility. This project aims at reinforcing the services EURAXESS can offer to organizations and researchers in the private sector, with the objective of supporting intersectoral mobility.

Last 4th June, around 30 people gathered in the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester for a double session about the scientific career, given by the Scientific Coordinator of FECYT in the Spanish Embassy in London, Lorenzo Melchor.

Last 12th May, the State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation Carmen Vela participated as keynote speaker in an international symposium about science diplomacy and international policy in London.

The programme “Ambassadors for Science” aims to bring closer distant fields such as science and diplomacy by a shared experience of scientists and diplomats. The first session opened a debate focused on the necessity of more science outreach and the development of scientific advice for better policy-making process.