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Brussels: FutureTalks – Research, innovation and higher education in a global context: The voice of the future generation in Science Diplomacy
In May 2021, the European Commission adopted Europe's strategy for international cooperation in a changing world, the Global Approach to R&l. To achieve its goals and foster cooperation on the SDGs, a stronger focus on science diplomacy is crucial, as stressed in the Council Conclusions. Science diplomacy has the potential to improve the interaction between international policy, research, and innovation, especially if it reinforces the integration of education and youth. The role of young people in building sustainable and trustful partnerships between countries must therefore be highlighted. The discourse on solving global challenges has already reached an immense attention in all spheres – the future generation of R&D experts, policy makers and diplomats has to be involved in it, not tomorrow, rather today! 2022 will mark the Year of European Youth with young people encouraged to help lead the debate in the Conference on the Future of Europe. The DLR Project Management Agency, as current chair of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance aims to contribute to this debate. Therefore, it will gather policy-makers and key stakeholders for an interactive exchange to discuss with the future generations of science diplomats about hopes, concerns and recommendations: - How can future activities be better designed for and by young people? - How can we unleash the full potential of science diplomacy and facilitate the work of young professionals and students active in this field at European and global level? - What incentives does science diplomacy offer to young people working in international cooperation? - Which skills are needed and should be trained to get prepared for the policy and diplomatic world? This event is being organized by the Brussels Office of the DLR Projektträger (DLR Project Management Agency) in the context of its Brussels: FutureTalks – paving the way for tomorrow, today! Taking a visionary and action-oriented approach, the DLR-PT Brussels: FutureTalks provide a platform for out-of-the-box discussions, focusing on how to shape Europe's future today. Addressing various topics in different settings throughout the year, Brussels: FutureTalks insights and takeaways are geared to contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Together, we have the tools and knowledge to help shape Europe's future. Join us for the full series of Brussels: FutureTalks – paving the way for tomorrow, today!
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