Traineeship from 1 February to 31 July 2018
At the time of her entry in February 2018, Alexandra Griffiths had a Bachelor's degree of Arts in Political Science from the University of Lausanne and was completing a Master in Public Management and Policy at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration at the University of Lausanne. During her traineeship, she tracked the developments of the Horizon 2020 successor programme (Horizon Europe) by analysing stakeholders’ views and expectations as well as following related policy developments. She also provided support to the coordination team and research work of InRoad, which is a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA) on 'Better Synchronisation of Priority Settings and Evaluation Mechanisms for Research Infrastructures' coordinated by the Swiss National Science Foundation. In parallel, she also started writing her Master thesis on the subject of research infrastructure policy (i.e. roadmaps), to find out how those processes are designed at European and national level and how they interact.