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. 

In its role as coordinator of the EURAXESS Spain Network to support the mobility of researchers, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology published in 2017 the third edition of the Guide for the management of mobility of foreign researchers in Spain .

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".

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.

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). 

El pasado 22 de noviembre tuvo lugar el debate “Ciencia, comunicaciĂłn y sociedad. Coloquio con Goyo JimĂ©nez y Luis Quevedo” en la Embajada de España en Londres, el cual fue inaugurado por el consejero cultural Miguel Oliveros y estuvo moderado por el coordinador cientĂ­fico FECYT en Londres Lorenzo Melchor. 

On November 17th, FECYT traveled to DĂŒsseldorf (Germany) to present at the Nature Career Expo, the new professional opportunities for researchers in Spain.

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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