The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate-General of Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships - Mobility and Attractiveness Policy Directorate) has published a strategic report "Science Diplomacy for France."
Scientific cooperation has always been a key element of France’s foreign policy. With globalization and the rise of new economic and social challenges such as climate change, the emergence or re-emergence of diseases often linked to poverty, energy shortages, an increased need for water, food safety concerns and economic crises, governments increasingly turn to science as a resource. Research, a main factor in social and economic development, also informs the international debate on these issues for large multilateral authorities.
The recent recognition by many countries of the importance of science in diplomatic affairs allows us to reaffirm the exemplary nature of our approach and to discuss ways to enhance French research’s contribution to global science, to deliver an active innovation policy in support of international strategies for our businesses, to strengthen the mobilization of science stakeholders for research in the field of development and to build the most efficient means to meet the challenges of global public goods.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate-General of Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships - Mobility and Attractiveness Policy Directorate) has formalized its objectives and a plan of action in a strategy document entitled "Science Diplomacy for France".
Download the report "Science Diplomacy for France" (pdf)