User Guide

The knowledge ressources platform is easy to use and has been built to make sure that you find the infromation that your are looking for.

To refine your search, we recommend making use of the filters. They order the ressources in four categories: “General questions on science diplomacy”, “Resource type”, “Topic”, and “Geographical focus”. Each filter is described below:

General questions on science diplomacy

This filter is used to answer general question on topic of science diplomacy in the EU:

      • What is it (science diplomacy)?Here we add different kinds of resources, dealing with science diplomacy more generally – what is it? This means that basic information explained on the topic of science diplomacy can be found here, such as AAAS
      • Who does it (science diplomacy)? Here we add the science diplomacy stakeholders such as organisations, communities, and etc. A stakeholder is a party that has an interest in the science diplomacy practice and can either affect or be affected by science diplomacy. The stakeholder categories developed were labelled as investor, contributor, observer, and end user stakeholders. (
      • How is it (science diplomacy) done in the European Union? Here we add specific EU institutions, information, web-platforms, news, trainings etc. specifically focusing on the EU-level, such as COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

    Resource types

  • There are eight resource types available on the platform. Below, each resource is explained with an example as well as where to find this information section. At the end of this section (2.3.2), there is an additional explanation of resource types entitled “rule”.
          • Communities: if a resource aims at bringing different stakeholders together, such as researchers, policy makers, businesses, sectors and etc., who have common interest, it is a community:
          • Databases: if a resource is an organised collection of structured information, or data, typically stored electronically in a computer system, it is a database
          • Funds / Grants: if a resource aims at providing information on funding and grand opportunity, it is filtered as funds / grants.
          • Journals / Library: if a resource aims at providing information about a publication it is tagged as: journal / library and publications.
          • News: The main aim of these resources is providing news on topics of science diplomacy and societal challenges, such as water, food, and healt
          • Organisations: This resource type is an organisation in the domain of science diplomacy that focus on addressing societal challenges. Organisations are multi-stakeholders, often involve research network, private sectors, policymakers as well as civil society
          • Projects: This resource is an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim.
          • Trainings: an organisation, community, project and etc. that offers training on the topic of science diplomacy


    In this section, ressources are organized around which topic they address. The topic categories are derived from S4D4C case studies. Some ressources are “cross cutting” meaning that they cover more than one issue. Those who do not fit in any of the categories can be found under the “others” category.

    Geographical focus

    This section organizes ressources along their geographical focus

        • Global / International
        • Key partner countries and regions North Africa / Southern Mediterranean; Africa Latin America; Caribbean/Pacific; United States of America and Canada; Asia; Russia; Eastern Partnership; Central Asia Middle East
        • European / EU
        • National / EU member states

    If you have not found what you were looking for in those categories you can use the search box and search for ressources using keywords.