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

Learning workshop for the EPFL PhD Excellence Program

EPFL hosts researchers from diverse fields ranging from civil and environmental…

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…