This comprehensive and first-of-its-kind training course in Science & Technology Diplomacy will take place from July 1st to 15th in an online format. A custom-made platform with readings, quizzes and networking opportunities will be combined with live zoom sessions, mentoring sessions and role-plays.
In non-pandemic years, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School takes place in Barcelona. With world-class research institutions, Barcelona hosts facilities such as the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the ALBA Synchrotron or the National Genome Analysis Center, the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, the UN-HABITAT City Resilience Profiling Programme (UN-HABITAT/CRPP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). In 2018, Barcelona became the first city in the world with a Science and Technology Diplomacy strategy, paving the way for city-led science diplomacy. Therefore,Barcelona is among the top innovative hubs worldwide, the 3rd non-state capital in terms of consular representation, one of the leading cities in global municipalism and the first city worldwide with a science and technology diplomacy strategy, making it the perfect place for science and technology diplomacy training.