WISCH – The WinterSchool for Thinktankers
The Think Tank Hub has become a pioneer in hosting and co-organizing with foraus - Forum on Foreign Policy and On Think Tanks the first physical training for thinktankers. The Winter School is a unique opportunity for young and proactive individuals who are engaged to develop their knowledge and understanding of think tanks, and prepare themselves to become future policy entrepreneurs.
Breaking away from the formalities of theory-based courses, we developed a project-based learning strategy; a practically-oriented learning format with real life examples where participants can easily interact with organisations and take home practical tools. Lecturers build upon their own experience, presenting challenges faced and out-of-the-box solutions to overcome them. Themes covered include the development of a research agenda, tools for communication, the importance of M&E and Impact, financial management and funding, as well as the role of governance.