Vienna, Austria
  30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020


The 3rd Science Diplomacy Symposium, to be held from 30 March to 3 April 2020 in Vienna, Austria, will focus on increasing access to scientific advice, encouraging capacity development for science, and fostering collaboration between scientists and policymakers.

The Symposium is open to all who are interested, and participation is free of charge. A live stream and a video archive of the Symposium will be available. Participants can register to take part in the Symposium either online or in person.

Provisional Agenda

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Further details:

Language: English
Application Deadline: 27 Mar 2020 23:00 GMT
Funding Application Deadline: 12 Jan 2020 23:00 GMT

Financial Information

Financial support may be available to a limited number of participants who wish to attend in person. Such support must be requested at the time of registration and not later than the Funding Application Deadline of Sunday, 12 January 2020.

As financial support is limited, participants are strongly encouraged to first seek financial support from non-CTBTO sources.

All those who are requesting funding must fill out the statement of motivation.

Statement of Motivation

For those who wish to participate in person, please submit a brief statement of motivation below when indicating your participation type (400 words or less).

Those participating in person who are affiliated with a government ministry or agency and are not requesting funding from the CTBTO, please simply indicate your affiliation in the "Statement of motivation" text box.

All those requesting funding, including those affiliated with a government ministry or agency, must submit a statement of motivation.

The Statement of Motivation, which will be part of the selection criteria for considering funding requests, may include the following:

  • Prior experience with CTBT related issues
  • Interest in science diplomacy as a tool for peace, security and development
  • Expected outcome/benefit to be derived from participating in the Symposium, and how your participation would contribute to your career/academic objectives
  • Value that your participation would bring to the Symposium for the organization and other participants


When registering for in person participation, please indicate whether you will require a visa to travel to Austria. If you require a visa, please also indicate where you intend to apply for the visa.


In selecting your role, please select the option that best describes your current position/situation. This information will only be used for compiling participation statistics.

Online Participants

Please note that after registering for online participation, you will be asked to confirm your attendance in the event. Please select Yes, otherwise you will be unregistered for the event.

In addition, you will receive an email confirming your participation. This message will contain logistical details about attending the event in person - please disregard this message. You will receive an additional message containing information about online participation.

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