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Joint ERC / REA Seminar - Science Diplomacy, Londen

Londen, Houses of Parliament met de Big Ben
datum 16 januari 2020
plaats Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk
organisatie Uitvoerend Agentschap Europese Onderzoeksraad (ERCEA)

The seminar will bring together researchers supported by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Research Executive Agency (REA). The event will provide a forum for exchange between EC-funded researchers, interested stakeholders and EU staff on the role of science in and for diplomacy.

In addition, the seminar will also highlight the complementarity of ‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’ funding approaches in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020).

The seminar webstream is available in and outside of the institution networks:





Moderator: Frank Kuhn, Science Officer, ERCEA


10:30 | Welcome coffee


11:00 | Introduction to the seminar

Angela Liberatore, Head of Unit B.5, ERCEA / Corinna Amting, Head of Unit B.3, REA


11:10 | A policy perspective on perspective on Science Diplomacy

Maria Cristina Russo, Director International Cooperation, DG RI


11.20 | Science Diplomacy: Context and Development

Claire Mays, Executive Director Coordination, “Inventing a Shared Science Diplomacy for Europe” (InsSciDE)



11:40 | Science Diplomacy in the climate area

Eystein Jansen, Principal Investigator, “Arctic Sea Ice and Greenland Ice Sheet Sensitivity” (ICE2ICE)



12:00 | Climate, food insecurity and political violence

Halvard Buhaug, Principal Investigator, “Climate Variability and Security Threats” (CLIMSEC)



12.20 | How to communicate Science Diplomacy into EU policies?

Tim Flink, “Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges” (S4D4C)


12:40 | Q&A / Discussion


12:55 | Closing

Petri Backman, Research Programme Administrator, REA


13:00 | End of seminar

Also follow the 20 min YouTube live prior to the seminar on Thursday 16/1/2020 at 10 AM

'Science Diplomacy and Climate Change: A conversation with Eystein Jansen and Halvard Buhaug'

Halvard Buhaug and Eystein Jansen - both ERC grantees and contributors to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) - will discuss the contribution of science diplomacy to tackling climate change.



Uitvoerend Agentschap Europese Onderzoeksraad (ERCEA)

Dit agentschap werd in 2007 opgericht en wordt sinds 15 juli 2009 autonoom bestuurd. De taken van het agentschap vloeien voort uit het onderzoeks- en innovatieprogramma Horizon 2020 van de Europese Unie. Waar de wetenschappelijke raad van de Europese Onderzoeksraad de wetenschappelijke strategie en methodologieën vastlegt, is het agentschap ERCEA verantwoordelijk voor de uitvoering en toepassing van de financieringsactiviteiten in het kader van Horizon 2020.


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