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2024 International Geneva Study Trip: Environmental Governance

Apply by: 31 May

2024 International Geneva Study Trip: Environmental Governance

The Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI) is delighted to announce the opening of registration for the 2024 International Geneva Study Trip: Environmental Governance.

Co-organized with the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva, this special edition invites the 4EU+ Flagship 4 community for an immersive experience of deep interactions and dialogues in the heart of international Geneva’s ecosystem of global environmental governance.

Dates: 8-10 October 2024 (3 days)

Throughout the programme, participants will:

  • Gain insights into international decision-making processes.

  • Expand networks for potential partnerships.

  • Engage with diverse disciplines.

  • Develop policy engagement competences.

Number of participants: Up to 2 researchers per 4EU+ member university (max. 16 total)

*The 4EU+ community will be joined by some researchers from other partner universities.

About the programme

  • Two virtual pre-sessions in September: introduction to the science-policy interface and the Geneva ecosystem; meet-and-greet of cohort (online, 1.5 hours/session)

  • Day 0: Arrival & Welcome dinner

  • Day 1: Understanding multilateral policymaking and the mobilisation of science, discussion with UN representatives, and an optional United Nations tour.

  • Day 2: Exploration of science-policy engagement through intermediaries e.g. the UNEP-GRID or the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

  • Day 3: Exchanges with experienced researchers on practices of science-policy engagement

  • Virtual post-trip session: a follow-up meeting 6-month after the trip to see how participants have implemented their science-policy engagement plans


  • Faculty members of the 4EU+ member universities.

  • Applicants should consider themselves as Early, or Mid-Career Researchers (EMCRs). Doctoral candidates are not eligible.

  • Research topic(s) linked to environmental governance.

  • All Faculties and disciplines are welcome.


Travel, accommodation and onsite logistical expenses will be covered by the 4EU+ Alliance.

How to apply

  • Please complete this application form.

  • Deadline for applications via the portal: 15 May 2024.

  • Selected participants will be notified in the week of 17 June 2024.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Mialy Rann, Science-Policy Officer at the GSPI: