UNU-CRIS participates in New Horizon 2020 Research Project on Cultural and Science Diplomacy

10 February 2016

The "European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy" Research Project (EL-CSID) has the ambition to articulate the relevance of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy for EU external relations as part of a systematic and strategic approach to understanding the direction of travel of cultural and science diplomacy, locating developments in these fields within the evolving global context.

The project will aim to identify how the Union and its member states can collectively and individually develop a successful institutional and strategic policy environment for extra-regional cultural and science diplomacy. The EL-CSID Project will start in March and run for three years and is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

The project will be coordinated by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and will involve eight partner institutions, namely: UNU-CRIS, University of Warwick, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Euro-Mediterranean University, Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques, Joint Institute for Innovation Policy, National University of Singapore, Nazarbayev University.

Within the project, UNU-CRIS will lead a work package on "Exploring the Effectiveness of the EU’s Promotion of Regional and Inter-Regional Processes in the South through Science, Cultural and Economic Diplomacy".

For further information, please contact UNU-CRIS Research Fellow, Dr. Ana Amaya.