ENG-638 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Cardia Isabelle Barbara Marie-Hélène, Florin Marie-Valentine Renée Agnès

Language: English

Remark: More information about the content of the course and its different topics/modules is available at: https://go.epfl.ch/eng_638. Note that new topics are added as IRGC organises new events/projects.


Every year


The course offers an opportunity for students to meet the challenge of producing and communicating scientific evidence to an international policy making audience by participating in an International Risk Governance Center (IRGC) expert workshop and contributing to the writing of a policy brief.



The course is composed of modules which open at various times in the year. See https://go.epfl.ch/eng_638 for more information

Use this form to register to the course : http://shorturl.at/tBEOT


Risk governance, International policy,

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Formulate policy-relevant recommendations on selected topics that are part of the work programme of the International Risk Governance Center.



European Commission, Scientific evidence for policy-making, 2008 - Paul Cairney, The politics of evidence-based policy making, 2016
- Marc Willemsen, Scientific Evidence and policy learning, 2018 - Andrea Saltelli & Mario Giampietro, What is wrong with evidence based policy and how can it be improved, 2017 - Ortwin Renn, Risk governance coping with uncertainty in a complex world, 2008 -

Ressources en bibliothèque


In the programs

  • Exam form: Term paper (session free)
  • Subject examined: Producing evidence that makes sense to policy
  • Lecture: 24 Hour(s)

Reference week