Onsite & Online Conference on Science Diplomacy: between Scientific Collaboration and Realpolitik

The conference was FREE and was held in person on December 13th in the senate of the Czech Parliament (Meeting Hall of Valdštejnský palác, Prague – limited places) and streamed directly to all registered participants.


09:00 – 09:15 Foreword
Senator Jiří DrahošFirst Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Helena LangšádlováMinister of Science, Research and Innovation
09:15 – 11:00Where is the place of science diplomacy in international collaboration?
Matthias GirodSecretary General of EuroScience
Maria Cristina RussoDirector for International Partnerships and Global Approach at DG RTD
Přemysl PelaDirector, Czech Centre, London
Landry CharrierScientific Advisor at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) – Project Management Agency; former Attaché for scientific cooperation at the French Embassy to Germany and The Netherlands.
Eliška TomalováFaculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
10:45 – 11:30 Refreshment break | finger food
11:30 – 13:15Science Diplomacy and Realpolitik: The war in Ukraine
Anna BudzanowskaMember of the EuroScience Governing Board, Champion ESOF2024, Katowice Poland
Oksana SeumenichtProgramme director MSCA4Ukraine, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Paweł PoszytekGeneral Director of FSDE, the National Agency of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes
Petr KaiserSpecial Envoy for Science Diplomacy, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hong-Wei YenDirector, Science & Technology Division, Taipei Economic and Culture Office, Prague
Ewa Gajewska-NowaraSenior Specialist in Office of Mayor’s Proxy Strategic Events at Katowice City Hall
13:15 – 13:30 Wrap-up and Take-home
Michael MatloszPresident of EuroScience

The conference was held in English and partly in Czech language. Simultaneous translation was provided in both languages.