The event will feature the presentation of the “Barcelona Manifesto for a city-led science diplomacy”, the panel “Cities, Science and Technology: A New Global Order and a networking reception with Barcelona’s top science, technology and international relations organizations.

The presentation will take place on November 6, 2018, at 18:00, in La Pedrera, Barcelona.

SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub, is a nonprofit, independent, nonpartisan civil initiative led by an interdisciplinary, international team of scientists, engineers and foreign affairs and public policy professionals. We are committed to making Barcelona the first city in the world to implement a science and technology diplomacy strategy.

We truly believe in the essential function of science and technology in foreign policy and international relations. We are devoted to making Barcelona an influential global player in tackling humanity’s grand challenges through science and technology.

Global Cities, Science and Technology: A New World Order

A new world order is arising around global cities and their markets, rather than nation-states and their borders. Big cities are economic, political and innovation powerhouses discreetly transforming the international scene, becoming essential diplomatic players and increasingly bypassing nation-states to create city-centered global policies. At the same time, science and technology are the new driving forces in economic and social progress and have become key tools to tackle humanity’s grand challenges.

This is redefining the role of cities as autonomous geopolitical actors. In this exciting context Barcelona has to take the lead with its own science and technology diplomacy strategy.



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Este blog cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación