The Think Tank Hub Geneva, founded in April 2014, is an initiative undertaken by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in collaboration with the Think Tank foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy. The initiative aims at bridging the gap between Think Tanks and other institutions in Geneva and provides a space for actors of different backgrounds to work together across national, institutional and intellectual boundaries in a dynamic and innovative environment.
The Think Tank Hub provides two fully equipped workspaces free of charge to think tanks around the world looking for temporary offices in Geneva. The offices are located at Avenue de France 23, across from the Graduate Institute, in the heart of the UN district. In addition, the Think Tank Hub organizes a series of events with the aim of promoting and networking think tanks with actors in international Geneva. The Hub also supports visiting think tanks with event management and organizes activities relevant to the think tank community and International Geneva.
Geneva hosts a unique wealth of international organizations, institutional networks and expertise that are inspired by a culture of dialogue and cooperation. The city houses the European Headquarters of the United Nations, 34 international organizations (of a total of 40 based in Switzerland) and some 400 NGOs. Together with the 179 countries represented in Geneva through a Permanent Mission to the UN, International Geneva employs about 30’000 people. The city also welcomes some 3’000 heads of state and government as well as ministers, and around 2’700 conferences every year. This concentration of stakeholders and conferences in a single city is unique and gives Geneva a leading role in global governance.
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In the face of compounding global challenges and ambitious 2030 Agenda of SDGs, the need for evidence-based policy making, informed by rigorous scientific research, has never been greater. Drawing on Geneva’s rich landscape of research and policy institutions, this two-day conference brought together key actors, the GSPI, the FDFA, and the UNRISD among others, to discuss the barriers to research uptake and identify possible pathways to a transformed science-policy interface. Read the Conference Summary, co-hosted by the Think Tank Hub, here.
If you are interested in using our facilities, please send us an email with a brief introduction of your Think Tank along with the dates, names of participants, number of offices needed and the reason for your request.
Think Tank Hub
Avenue de France 23