Traineeship from 1 February to 31 July 2019
At the time of her entry, Justine Koffi was finishing her Master studies in Public Administration and Policy with a minor in Political science at the Swiss Graduate Institute of Public Administration, in Lausanne and Bern.
During her traineeship, she worked in European education policy and followed the developments regarding the forthcoming Erasmus+ (2021-2027) programme, within the European Parliament (EP) and the Council. In the context of her work in education policy, Justine attended several stakeholder events in Brussels, on the topics of inclusion, mobility of apprenticeships and digitalisation of Erasmus.
During her traineeship, she also completed a final report on the first ever Digital Europe programme (2021-2027), specifically on the advanced digital skills pillar of the programme, focusing on High Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity (CS) skills policy. Building on this report, she will conclude and defend her Master's thesis in 2019, on the topic of advanced digital skills policy diffusion between the EU and Switzerland. For that purpose, she concluded several interviews with Swiss stakeholders, such as the Swiss State Secreteriat for Research, Education and Innovation (SERI) and Swissuniversities.
Justine also attended several European Commission (EC) Working Groups on AI, as part of the Swiss delegation of the Digital Single Market Strategic Group and closely monitored the developments in AI, HPC and cybersecurity policy at European level.