Traineeship from 1 September 2018 to 31 May 2019
At the time of his entry, Jonathan held a Master of Science in Chemistry and Business Studies from the University of Zurich, including a minor in Development and Global Challenges from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
He joined SwissCore in September 2018 as Trainee for European Research Policy. At SwissCore, he followed the developments concerning the European Union’s (EU) next research and Innovation framework programme, Horizon Europe, in detail, including the internal processes at the European Parliament and the Council of the EU and the subsequent inter-institutional negotiations. Furthermore, he investigated potential links between Horizon Europe to other Union programmes, such as the Digital Europe programme and InvestEU, and followed the EU’s initiatives on innovation and deployment in the digital field.
Following the end of his traineeship in February, Jonathan stayed at SwissCore as Junior Policy Adviser for three months, during which he analysed the current provisional agreement on Horizon Europe and followed the kick-off of the strategic planning.