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Swiss National Science Foundation

SNSF Politics Course for Researchers - Franxini Boot Camp

This one-day intensive training is designed as a first introduction to the Swiss political system and will provide international researchers with options for contributing to the policy making process and the public discourse even if they do not speak one of the national languages.

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SNSF Politics Course for Researchers - Franxini Boot Camp
SNSF Politics Course for Researchers - Franxini Boot Camp

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2024, 8:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Swiss National Science Foundation, Wildhainweg 21, 3012 Bern, Schweiz

About the event

This course is aimed at researchers in Switzerland and provides them  with practical knowledge about Swiss politics, so they are not only  scientifically competent but also politically savvy - to be able to  shape changes and institutions that benefit the entire society. Participants learn in these intensive trainings to identify the right  stakeholders in parliaments and administrations and understand how they  can effectively engage in political affairs. They learn how to  contextualize their statements in the political discourse, assess their  public impact, and protect themselves from being instrumentalized.


Participants will specifically

● learn the basics of the Swiss political system;

● understand the distinct roles of researchers in the policy making process;

● learn who relevant intermediary actors are between research and politics in Switzerland and globally;

● understand how to translate their research for the political and public discourse.

This course is for researchers on all career levels and from all disciplines. The acquired knowledge will be

practiced in a case study evolving over the day.


The SNSF is partnering with Reatch to offer courses that will strengthen your political skills as a researcher and get you into shape for constructive dialogue with Swiss politicians. The course will give you practical knowledge of how politics is done in Switzerland so that you can share your expertise based on a sound understanding of the politics and help shape changes that will benefit society as a whole.


The Franxini Project was initiated by the think tank "Reatch! Research. Think. Change." and is supported by Stiftung Mercator, Gebert Rüf Stiftung, the cogito foundation and other partners. With the Franxini Project, we foster an effective and trust-based collaboration between researchers and political decision-makers.

Together with experts and partner organizations from the fields of research, science education, politics and administration, the Franxini Project offers further education, networking and consulting at the interface of research and politics with its three formats «Franxini Hub», «Franxini Hive», and «Franxini Boot Camp».

Schedule


  • 35 minutes

    Welcome & Introduction


  • 30 minutes

    Case Study Iteration I

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