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Deadline extended for S4D4C Science Diplomacy workshops

Deadline extended for S4D4C Science Diplomacy workshops

TWAS and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies (DA) will hold science diplomacy workshops this fall within the framework of the Horizon 2020-funded S4D4C Project

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies (DA) are seeking candidates to participate in two workshops on science diplomacy.

The workshops are designed for scientists, diplomats, policymakers, research institution administrators, representatives from NGOs as well as other applicants who are working at the interface of science, technology and foreign policy and pursue a career in science diplomacy. The interactive events aim at building the knowledge and the capacity skills of participants and seek to establish a community around science diplomacy that will grow beyond the workshops.

The first workshop takes place in Trieste, Italy, from 21-23 October, 2019 and is hosted by S4D4C partner TWAS – The World Academy of Sciences. It is followed by a second workshop taking place in Vienna from 25-27 November hosted by S4D4C partner DA – Vienna School of International Studies. You can choose to apply for one or for both workshops.

Please note, the application deadline for the Trieste workshop is 10 July 2019, while for the Vienna workshop is 20 July 2019.

Online application form:


Target group

  • Scientists; researchers
  • Diplomats; policymakers; public service officials
  • Nationals and/or residents of a European Union Member State+ Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
  • Nationals of a partner country of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
  • Proof of a career and/or research engagement with a link to the international policy-making arena with science-based themes


80 % scientists and researchers; 20 % diplomats, policymakers, public service officials; adequate mix of junior (less than 3 years of experience), mid-career and senior participants (more than 10 years of experience)

Place The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste

Duration 21 – 23 October 2019

Programme Details on the programme will follow soon

Certificate Certificate of participation

Application deadline 20 June 2019

Costs covered

  • Attendance
  • Accommodation

Costs NOT covered

  • Travel expenses

Online application form

Contact for the TWAS workshop


For more information on the workshops and the S4D4C Project:

Here you will also find details of the application for the complementary Vienna workshop.