Last 15th March, a new session of “Science in the Classroom” was held in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London. Javier Castellano, engineer in Ford and diesel-engines specialist, talked about the future of automotive industry to 15-18-year-old students. 

The 2nd edition of “Ambassadors for Science” came to an end last 22nd February in the Spanish Embassy in London. All participant pairs–composed by one scientist and one diplomat or sectorial counselor–shared their own experiences and talked about what they had learnt with this exchange programme. 

Last 27th February, a new session of “Science in the Classroom” was held in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London. 14-16-years-old students got to play the roleplaying game “Esofonia".

On February 8 and 9, the University of Cantabria celebrated its European Research Area Career Day. Under the slogan "Design your future", the Santander International Entrepreneurship Center (CISE), organizer of the event, invited students and researchers to learn about opportunities and alternatives in researchers career.

Se publican las primeras recomendaciones para fomentar la Diplomacia CientĂ­fica en AmĂ©rica Latina y el Caribe, que han sido elaboradas por los participantes de 10 paĂ­ses que asistieron al primer Curso de Diplomacia CientĂ­fica para gestores pĂșblicos de AmĂ©rica Latina entre el 11 y el 14 de diciembre de 2017.

The kick off meeting of the European project “S4D4C: Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges” took place in Viena on the 1st and 2nd of February of 2018. The project, funded by Horizon2020, aims at supporting current and future EU science diplomacy.

On December 11th 2017 EURAXESS Worldwide North America organized the 3rd Annual Meeting of European Scientific Diasporas in North America hosted by the Embassy of France in Washington DC. 

FECYT, the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation (SEIDI) and the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development (AECID) organized the course “Science diplomacy for management officers for public policy in Latin-America” from the 11th to the 14th December, which was held in the AECID training centre in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). 

On the 23rd and 24th of November, the University of Zaragoza organized the conference “Opportunities for the researchers of the XXI century”. The main goal of the conference was to offer information to students and young researchers about the professional options they have.

Last November 8th the international final of the Falling Walls Lab, a contest of young scientific talents, was held in Berlin. FECYT was there to support the candidates coming from Spain. Emre Ozan Polat, researcher at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and winner of Falling Walls Barcelona, ​​presented his project based on nanotechnology to monitor vital parameters with flexible and transparent devices that adhere to the skin.


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