The global crisis caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has highlighted the importance of international collaborations and the urgency to strengthen the interface between science and policy.

An unprecedented need for inter-disciplinary coordination between and among nations is ever more required to tackle both the sanitary emergency and its socio-economic consequences. On such a basis, Science Diplomacy (SD) may represent a powerful tool to facilitate international cooperation, as well as to encourage exchange of knowledge and information, with the ultimate goal to help countries reinforce their science advisory ecosystems.

The study “Science Diplomacy in CEI Member States”, based on data collected in 11 CEI countries, is the first attempt to explore the state and prospects of SD in this broad portion of Europe. It provides a first overview able to map how SD is approached by these countries, as well as their interest in developing further joint actions in this field.   

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