15 young professionals and advanced level students gathered in Brussels from 11-15 September, 2017 for a week long Career Skills Training organised by TEPSA as part of the PONT project. This was the second PONT Career Skills Training, with this edition focusing on how researchers can better communicate their work to both policy makers and the broader public. A diverse group of trainers & speakers from the EU Institutions, think tanks, and media shared practical skills and provided unique insight into their work.
Participants were introduced to think-tank research and the art of the policy brief by Dr Sven Biscop (Egmont Institute), met with analysts from the European Commission and the European Parliament, practiced presenting their policy briefs in a European Parliament committee room with officials from the Directorate General for External Policies, practiced TV interviews with media trainer Luc Hangreefs. There were also visits to the European External Action Service (EEAS), and to the European Policy Centre (EPC).
Find out more about the PONT project here.
A full report of the training is forthcoming.