Science Diplomacy, Diversity and the Global South – InsSciDE Open Conference Lisbon

ALLEA has been invited to participate in InsSciDE’s third open conference, to be held on 22-24 March in Lisbon. A brief history of ALLEA will be presented on 22 March under the theme ‘International Action of Academies: Between Cooperation, Networking and Science Diplomacy’,  with a particular focus on the historical role of academies as science diplomacy organisations. On 23 March, ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno will deliver a talk on the topic of science diplomacy.

This year, the conference will place the focus on the “Global South” and explore a set of crucial themes in Europe’s scientific relationships to this loosely bound group of regions. Employing InsSciDE’s signature historical approach, the fully live-streamed event will critically examine the circumstances around Global North-Global South architecture and the role that science diplomacy plays in both past and future cooperative (or competitive) endeavors.

The Open Conference brings together different stakeholders to discuss the entanglements between science diplomacy and four topics that InsSciDE deems central to future action:

  • Open Science
  • The Anthropocene
  • Technoscience and Innovation Diplomacy
  • New Actors and a New Definition of Science Diplomacy.

Covid-19 information

The organisation will ensure all appropriate measures are in place for a safe conference. Vaccination is mandatory to attend the conference; proof of full vaccination will be required. Further details will be available at conference site soon, Concerning Covid-19 restrictions for travelling, please go to


22-24 March 2022

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Hybrid Event

  • In-person event in Lisbon, Portugal, and livestreamed online.
  • Online and in-person attendees must register to join.


NOVA University of Lisbon

Campus de Campolide

1099-085 Lisboa



Daniel Kaiser

Scientific Policy Officer