Last 15thÂ March, a new session of âScience in the Classroomâ was held in the Spanish School Vicente CaĂ±ada 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.Â
The 2ndÂ edition of âAmbassadors for Scienceâ came to an end last 22ndÂ February in the Spanish Embassy in London. All participant pairsâcomposed by one scientist and one diplomat or sectorial counselorâshared their own experiences and talked about what they had learnt with this exchange programme.Â
Last 27thÂ February, a new session of âScience in the Classroomâ was held in the Spanish School Vicente CaĂ±ada Blanch in London. 14-16-years-old students got to play the roleplaying game âEsofonia".
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 primerasÂ recomendaciones para fomentar la Diplomacia CientĂfica en AmĂ©rica Latina y el Caribe, queÂ 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 âS4D4C:Â Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challengesâ tookÂ place in Viena on the 1st and 2nd of February of 2018.Â The project, funded by Horizon2020, aims at supporting current and future EU science diplomacy.
On December 11thÂ 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.Â
FECYT, the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation (SEIDI) and the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development (AECID) organized the course âScience diplomacy for management officers for public policy in Latin-Americaâ from the 11thÂ to the 14thÂ December, which was held in the AECID training centre in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia).Â
On the 23rdÂ and 24thÂ of November, the University of Zaragoza organized the conference âOpportunities for the researchers of the XXIÂ centuryâ. The main goal of the conference was to offer information to students and young researchers about the professional options they have.
Last November 8thÂ 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, ââpresented his project based on nanotechnology to monitor vital parameters with flexible and transparent devices that adhere to the skin.