The specialized journal in science diplomacy, Science & Diplomacy, published on 14th February an article entitled “Spanish Science Diplomacy: A Global and Collaborative Bottom-Up Approach”, which was written by experts from the International Projects Unit of FECYT.

In 2014, the European Commission (EC) set up the “Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts" (RISE) high level group (HLG). The group gives direct strategic support to the European Commissioner for research, innovation, and science, Carlos Moedas, and to the European Commission.

The Spanish State Research Agency (AEI) wishes to increase participation among researchers affiliated with foreign R&D institutions in the Agency’s Bank of Collaborating Experts run by the Coordination and Evaluation Subdivision (SCE), with the aim of enriching the Spanish evaluation system thanks to the various international perspectives and experiences that could be brought by these researchers, who undertake their work under the premises of other R&D&I systems.

Last 24 January, a new session of “Science in the Classroom” was held in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London. In this occasion, the speaker was Ana Cabrera Lafuente, PhD in History of Medieval Arts, curator in the National Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid, and Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow in the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.

“Opportunities in science in Spain” will be an informative event, held next february 16th at the MIT in Boston with the collaboration of ECUSA (Spanish scientists in the USA,

On December 1st the seminar "A Science Diplomacy Approach for Belgium" was held in Brussels, organized by Belgian institutions and supported by the European project H2020-ELCSID.

Last 9th December, Cristina Villa del Campo, postdoctoral researcher in the University of Oxford, participated in “Science in the Classroom” in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London. Her talk was entitled “Regenerative cardiology: Learning how to cure broken hearts”.

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