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EL-CSID, a Horizon 2020 Project looking at Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy


The EL-CSID project has the ambition to articulate the relevance of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy for EU external relations as part of a systematic and strategic approach. It aims to identify how the European Union and its member states might collectively and individually develop a conducive institutional and strategic policy environment for the conduct of its cultural, science and innovation diplomacy activities. 

Who is involved?


The EL-CSID project is coordinated by the Institute for  European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit  Brussel. It is undertaken by a consortium of nine partners from  Belgium, Germany, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Slovenia, Turkey and the United Kingdom. 


Overarching objectives

  • To analyse and compare how the EU operates in the domains of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy.
  • To examine how cultural, science and innovation diplomacy can enhance the position of the EU in the contemporary world order.
  • To identify a series of mechanisms and platforms to raise awareness of the importance of science, culture and innovation as vehicles for enhancing the EU's external relations.

Recent and upcoming events

Latest publications

Over its first year, the project already produced a substantive amount of both academic and policy-oriented publications. A selection can be found below, and all the EL-CSID publications are available for consultation on the EL-CSID website.
Luk Van Langenhove
Global Science Diplomacy for Multilateralism 2.0

Riccardo Trobbiani
EU Cultural Diplomacy: Time to define strategies, means and complementarity with Member States

Jos Leijten
Protectionism and nationalism versus open innovation: A challenge for Europe’s innovation diplomacy



Contact Us!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact EL-CSID Scientific Coordinator Luk Van Langenhove or Project Manager Léonie Maes

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693799.
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