GWSP Archive: Programme – Block 1 Before and during the conference

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May 18: Day 1, The day before the conference:

On May 18th, the afternoon before the conference, participants will be welcomed and introduced to each other as well as to the faculty. After the get-to-know-each-other the participants will be trained on how to do rapporteuring and reporting to prepare for the tasks during the conference. The evening with informal dinner will give participants the opportunity to do networking and discuss the coming days on a more personal basis.

Draft program


Anik Bhaduri: Welcome by organisers etc., round of individual introductions


Anna Schürkmann: Explanation of the program, expectations and outcomes for the next 5 days


Raymond Siebrits and Elisabeth Krüger:               Ice breakers


Sören Bauer: The key elements of interviewing


Raymond Siebrits and Elisabeth Krüger:               Participants interview each other about their expectations and planned outcomes of the week

17:20-17:35 Coffee Break Participants will be provided a list of potential interview partners during the conference and can decide whether and who they would like to interview


Raymond Siebrits, Elisabeth Krüger, and Jan Leentvaar: Feedback on expectations from interviews by participants, reactions by organizers


Sören Bauer: Key elements of rapporteuring and tasks for this conference


Sören Bauer: Option for interactive practise in rapporteuring

18:45-open end

Dinner and socializing

May 19 – 20: Days 2-3, conference:

During the conference, participants will be Junior Rapporteurs on sessions. Together with the respective session chair and a Senior Rapporteur they will be responsible for reports on the sessions. Therefore, they will take notes and summarize the key messages coming out of the sessions. A special focus will be given to the policy relevance of what has been presented in the sessions. A working space will be provided for the task forces (consisting of the Session Chair, the Junior and Senior Rapporteurs) to fine-tune their reports at the conference venue. It is planned, that these short reports will be published in an Open Access Journal (for details please see section on Outputs).