​​​​​Franca Schaad​

​Traineeship from 1 February to 31 July 2017


At the time of entry, Franca Schaad had completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and English at the University of Basel. 


During her traineeship, she worked in the field of research, reporting on the performance of Swiss researchers under Horizon 2020, on recent policy developments and on the preparations for the next Framework Programme for research and innovation (FP9).


She also provided operational support for Swiss Core’s work within Science Europe​.


In the second part of her traineeship, she focused on analysing the ‘Future of Europe’ debate set off by the European Commission with the publication of the White paper of the Future of Europe​ in March 2017, and the implications of the 'five scenarios' for Swiss research, innovation and education.