The civil society initiative “Ciencia en el Parlamento” aims to make the case for scientific evidence to be one more dimension in public-policy making processes. For this to happen, and as part of the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution commemoration, the initiative has agreed with the Spanish Congress of Deputies to organize “#CienciaenelParlamento 2018” on 6-7 November.

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. 

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Spain, Simon Manley, and the Spanish Secretary of State for Research, Development, and Innovation, Carmen Vela, both participated on 22nd June 2017 in an event about Science advice in the Fundación Rafael del Pino.

Last 18th April, the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London held a new session of “Science in the Classroom”. This time, students were part of a simulation game to design a product to tackle one sustainable developmental goal (SDG) such as draughts, pollution or gender inequalities

On April 17th, the German Research Summit 2018 took place in Berlin, bringing together more than 200 experts from the fields of science, innovation, economics and politics. 

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. 

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".

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