A science diplomacy approach for Belgium

In December 2016, the seminar on “A Science Diplomacy approach for Belgium?!” brought together experts and practitioners with an interest in science, innovation, international cooperation and diplomacy with a view to discussing existing science diplomacy practices and approaches around the world, and to reflecting on a science diplomacy strategy for Belgium. The event acknowledged the pressing need to better link research and innovation to diplomatic and political cooperation in addressing today’s major societal challenges. It also laid the foundations for the adoption of such an approach in Belgium. The seminar was jointly organised by the Institute for European Studies (IES) in the context of the EL-CSID project, the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO), the Department Economie, Wetenschap & Innovatie (EWI) and Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI). The programme and presentations can be consulted at: EWI website.