Last 7th of April, a Science Communication workshop was held in Cologne, organized by the Society of Spanish Scientists in the Federal Republic of Germany (CERFA) with the support of FECYT.
In November 2017, the 2nd edition of “Ambassadors for Science” was launched with ten groups of scientists and diplomats. These participants shared a number of days to get exposed to each other professional worlds. In February 2018, they shared their experiences during the last session.
On November 17th, FECYT traveled to Düsseldorf (Germany) to present at the Nature Career Expo, the new professional opportunities for researchers in Spain.
Last 4th and 5th October, FECYT organized a seminar in the Spanish embassy in London and had a promotional stand in NatureJobs Career Expo London, respectively.
Last 28th and 29th September, ten scientists and ten diplomats who were selected to participate in the 2nd edition of “Ambassadors for Science” gathered in the Spanish embassy in London for the first of the programme sessions.
The “Science in Spain 2017-2018” collection compiles several booklets and publications with job opportunities for researchers at different career stages of tens of Spanish institutions in 2017 and 2018.
Within the framework of the INTERCOONECTA Plan of Spanish Cooperation, the Secretary of State for R + D + i, through the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), will organize the course SCIENCE DIPLOMACY FOR PUBLIC MANAGERS OF LATIN AMERICA for managers of public organizations of Latin American countries.
On the 22nd of June the Secretary of State for Science, Development and Innovation, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the British Embassy in Madrid, and the Rafael del Pino Foundation are jointly organizing a conference on science policy advice structures in the UK and in Spain.
The scheme “Ambassadors for Science” began in May 2016 in the United Kingdom with nine couples of scientists and diplomats, who shared a few days together to learn about their different professional worlds, and to share their experiences in a last session in October 2016.
With the title “The researcher career path in Europe: is it (im)possible in Spain?”, the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) organized the first informative session for students and researchers in which funding opportunities, and professional alternatives were discussed. Also and where a number of workshops about transferrable skills and other research related topics were discussed organized.