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The Swiss Think Tank on foreign policy

foraus (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy) generates independent, high quality recommendations for foreign policy decision makers and the public, thereby bridging the gap between academia and politics. Its non-partisan approach aims to promote an open dialogue and informed decision-making on all aspects of Swiss foreign policy. foraus is a grassroots organization.

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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.

The next WISCH, organized by the Think Tank Hub and foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, in collaboration with On Think Tanks, will take place 2-8 February 2020 in the heart of International Geneva. 

 

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The third WISCH, organized by the Think Tank Hub and foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, in collaboration with On Think Tanks, took place from 27th January to 2nd February 2019 in the heart of International Geneva. 

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The second WISCH, organized by the Think Tank Hub in collaboration with On Think Tanks and foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, took place from 4th to 10th of February 2018 in the heart of International Geneva.  

The first WISCH, organized by the Think Tank Hub in collaboration with On Think Tanks and forausSwiss Forum on Foreign Policy, took place from 22nd to 29th January 2017 in the heart of International Geneva. We were glad to welcome participants from Nigeria, China, Ukraine, France, Brazil, South Africa, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Switzerland and Iran. 

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