Warsaw Science Diplomacy School: June 2020

InsSciDE and EAD Warsaw Science Diplomacy School Become a part of a first edition of a unique science diplomacy training program, utilizing generating strategy to connect the past with the future, while fostering a diverse network of European science diplomats. 22-26 June 2020 Warsaw, Poland contact@insscide.eu



InsSciDE – Inventing a shared Science Diplomacy for Europe – presents the first edition of an innovative training program for the present and future science diplomats of Europe. The Warsaw Science Diplomacy School, hosted by our partner the European Academy of Diplomacy, is a one-week intensive course with competitive enrolment. It will immerse trainees in historical case studies of science diplomacy and its practitioners, to develop policy outcomes.


Drawing on historical analyses of science diplomacy and its practitioners throughout Europe, we deliver training in the skills revealed by our case studies – and immediately employ them towards today’s global challenges.

The week will consist of a deliberate balance between interactive workshops by InsSciDE experts, supplementary lectures by distinguished speakers and enriching study visits in the remarkable city of Warsaw. A portion of sessions will be related to the broad theme of ‘Risk, Safety and Security within Science Diplomacy’ and general elements of the training include:

  • Future scenarios

  • Historical case studies

  • Science diplomacy strategy

  • Impactful policy planning


Nominations and Sponsorship

We are currently accepting nominations of candidates by institutions whose participation they wish to sponsor in InsSciDE’s summer school 2020. Send us an email with the below completed form to submit your nomination: contact@insscide.eu


Candidates are highly encouraged to seek sponsorship from their working institution, ministry of foreign affairs, or other representative agency. We encourage sharing the below invitation for their reference to the traineeship.

PDF Invite for institutions

Competitive application opens March 2020

All candidates are required to submit an application through our portal, which will open in March 2020. Sign up for our emails notifications and follow us on social media to be alerted when the application opens.

Requested material will include an analytical essay, statement of motivation, and Curriculum Vitae.


The training program will be a highly engaging experience suitable for professionals or PhD students with a dedicated interest in developing their science diplomacy skills and knowledge, and an enthusiasm for contributing to the emerging network of European science diplomats.

We aim to foster a diverse and interdisciplinary cohort of trainees in order to embellish our interactive workshops with contrasting perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we welcome applicants of various professional and academic backgrounds, with varying degrees of science diplomacy knowledge and from across the European continent.

Interested candidates should note that the week-long course will require a degree of preparatory study of certain project material, and active participation in analytical exercises and dynamic workshops throughout the week.


Introduction to Science Diplomacy and the InsSciDE Project

 Workshops – European Science Diplomacy: using strategy to connect the past with the future

Case study – Science Diplomats: Fluid Identities and Emergent Practices

WP3 to write ~2 sentences on their lesson

Case study – Health Diplomacy as a Tool for a Strengthened and Innovative Europe

Muriel ~2 sentences

Case study – Environment: Monitoring as an Arena for Science Diplomacy

Sam R. ~2 sentences


Pascal Griset

  • Project Coordinator InsSciDE
  • Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

Rasmus Bertelsen

  • Universitetet i Tromsø, Norway
  • Leader of InsSciDE studies on Power with Science Diplomacy
  • Director and Instructor of the Warsaw SDS

Björn Fägersten

  • Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Sweden
  • Co-author, European Global Strategy
  • Warsaw SDS Instructor

Claire Mays

  • Executive Director InsSciDE
  • Institut Symlog, France
  • Featured speaker

Muriel Le Roux

  • Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
  • Case Study Author in Health Diplomacy
  • Warsaw SDS Instructor

Maria Paula Diogo

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Leader of InsSciDE studies on Science Diplomats
  • Warsaw SDS Instructor

Sam Robinson

  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Case Study Author in Environment Diplomacy
  • Warsaw SDS Instructor

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 770523.