Science-policy interactions are first and foremost dynamic social processes that rely to a great extent on the skills, networks and experiential knowledge of individuals and organisations.

Learning at the boundary is a series of learning opportunities for early to mid-term career scientists, policy professionals and intermediaries willing to contribute more effectively to science-informed policymaking in practice.

Our learning opportunities aim to:

  • Explore how science-policy interfaces work in practice in global governance networks
  • Learn about strategies, practices, and skills required to span the boundary between science and policy in different professional context(s)
  • Offer practical advice and experience from actors working at the science-policy interface
  • Provide networking opportunities with experts and practitioners from the international Geneva ecosystem
Each programme is tailored to the specific needs of our audience.

Over time, we aim to build a network of skilled and self-aware boundary spanners that can contribute cutting-edge knowledge, skills, best practices, networking and information-sharing opportunities on effective science-policy impact pathways across the main thematic areas of the Geneva ecosystem.

If you want to know more about our activities aimed at improving boundary-spanning skills; please contact mialy(dot)rann(at)unige(dot)ch

Upcoming opportunities

Past activities

Workshops with researchers from UCL and ICL in London

For researchers and fellows working and living away from global decision-making…

Boundary spanning during the Science Diplomacy Week

The team of Geneva Science-Policy Interface organised two sessions during the…

Course: The Art of Brokering Knowledge

On 5 May 2021, the GSPI team gave a course on the the Art of Knowledge…