Thur 2nd April 6pm UTC+2 – #SciDipTalks | The COVID-19 Crisis in Europe: A Failure of Science Diplomacy? –

Europe has been defined as the epicenter of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) global crisis. The spread of the virus in the continent has led to the re-emergence of the nation state in Europe, challenging the very core values of the EU and reshaping citizens’ perception of the latter. This session aims to analyze the main differences between member states’ responses to the pandemic and scrutinize the role of the EU in coordinating national efforts and advancing virus mitigation. It will finally reflect on the internal challenges the virus has brought to light, and the long-term impact on the European integration process. 

Speakers for this event include:

  •  Pol Morillas. Director of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)
  •  Sara Cebrián. Science and Innovation Attaché of the British Embassy in Madrid
  •  Ivo Šlosarčík. Professor of European Integration Studies and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics and Administration at Charles University in Prague and Research fellow at S4D4C (TBC)
  •  Amanda Glassman. Executive vice president and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development (TBC)
  •  Moderator: Carme Colomina. Research Fellow at Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and journalist at Diari Ara

This is the second event of the #SciDipTalks series. SciTech DiploHub has partnered with other organizations to put forward 5 online sessions with leading world experts that will explore the role of international cooperation in the current crisis; the European response to COVID-19; the impact of cities, and particularly Barcelona, in global mitigation efforts; the responses to pandemics in Iberoamerica and the threats and opportunities of new technologies. Be sure to check the other ones out.


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