"Science and Policy - How to bridge the gap?" Summer School 2023


Event details

Date 10.07.2023 14.07.2023
Speaker Speakers
White House in Beatenberg (next to Interlaken)
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Scientific discoveries undoubtedly play an essential role in shaping the future of society, but there is still a significant gap between science and policymaking. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent energy crisis due to the war in Ukraine have shown the importance of efficient collaboration between scientists and politicians. This summer school aims to illustrate how natural sciences and engineering impact society, influence public policymakers and how to bridge the gap between them.

Through a five-day program, participants will learn:

  1. Why is Open Science (OS) a prerequisite for scientists approaching policymakers and the general public?
  2. How do scientists whose research tackles topics of public interest consider policymaking, identify the challenges, and how do they overcome them?
  3. How do different stakeholders, such as scientific advisors, journalists and policymakers working for (non)-governmental associations, experience science impacting public decisions?
  4. Which formats to communicate science to non-scientific audiences are available, and how can everyone effectively communicate scientific findings to relevant parties?
  5. How do public engagement and regulatory frameworks empower scientific findings?
The summer school is open to all PhD students and is worth 2 ECTS. Spots are limited and registration will close on May 1st: apply now


Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required



Open science Policy making Science communication Citizen science