Dr Jan Marco Müller
Coordinator for Science Diplomacy and Multilateral Relations, European Commission
Following his PhD in Geography, Dr Müller's career included management positions at environmental research centres in Germany, Italy, and the UK. He managed the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission and helped setting up the Commission's current Scientific Advice Mechanism. Other roles have included that of the Science Diplomacy Co-ordinator for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and the first Science & Technology Advisor of the European External Action Service – both prior to his joining the Directorate-General Research and Innovation as Coordinator for Science Diplomacy and Multilateral Relations.
In September 2021 the Council of the EU requested the European Commission and the European External Action Service to develop a European Science Diplomacy Agenda. This is the first time such agenda is going to be developed at a continental scale. The presentation will discuss why such request has been made, how the process has been set up, and what the envisaged outcome is going to be.