Big Research Infrastructures for Diplomacy and Global Engagement through Science (BRIDGES)

Big Research Infrastructures for Diplomacy and Global Engagement through Science (BRIDGES) is an informal network of people who deal with science diplomacy and international relations in international research organizations.

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In recent years the topic of science diplomacy is gaining more and more importance, however the concept itself has remained somewhat abstract and would benefit from becoming more hands-on and operational.

Large international research infrastructures have been operating in the science diplomacy space since their very foundation and thus are perfectly equipped for playing a key role in advancing science diplomacy.

To this end BRIDGES was founded in 2019 as an open and informal network of people who in their jobs work at the coalface of science diplomacy and international relations in large international research infrastructures and organizations. This includes global infrastructures as well as those operating at a continental or regional scale.

The network unites science diplomacy practitioners in a number of major international research organizations, which include the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), European Space Agency (ESA), European XFEL GmbH, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organization, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Square Kilometre Array Organisation (SKAO), and Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME).

The network is a very lean operation without any fees or legal commitments.


11 Jul 2019
First BRIDGES meeting takes place at ICTP

The inaugural BRIDGES meeting was hosted by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) on 11 Ju... More

27 Nov 2019
Second BRIDGES meeting takes place at IIASA

The second Big Research Infrastructures for Diplomacy and Global Engagement through Science network meeting took place a... More








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Last edited: 24 July 2020

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Sergey Sizov

Science Diplomacy Officer

Communications and External Relations

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