GPPN Annual Conference
March 5 to 6, 2022
Hosted by the Hertie School, Berlin
GPPN Annual 2022 Conference
The Hertie School in Berlin will host the 2022 international conference of
the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2022.
Students selected to participate will have the opportunity to compete against teams
selected from seven of the most prestigious schools of public affairs
and to network with students from all over the world.
Call for Proposals
The GPPN invites students from GPPN member schools to identify an important policy challenge in any public policy field and in any regional, international or national context. Students should form teams between 3 and 5 members and work together to develop their proposals.
We are looking for student presentations on public policy proposals that:
Identify an important and pressing public policy problem;
Present a convincing and innovative solution and demonstrate why this proposal is appropriate to solve the policy problem identified;
Explain how the solution shall be implemented and what implementation challenges will need to be overcome, taking into account available knowledge and the context in which the policy challenge occurs.
The proposal should be concise but clearly argued and based on evidence from practice
Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria. These are the same criteria as will be
used at the conference.
25% Problem Analysis
20% Strength of Solution & Real-World Feasibility
15% Implementation Analysis
15% Long-Term Sustainability
25% Quality of Presentation
Teams and proposals selected by their policy school to participate in the GPPN Conference at the
Hertie School will each give an “elevator pitch” presentation of up to 3 minutes on the first day, followed by questions of the jury.
The Jury, composed of the Deans of the GPPN schools, will select up to 10 teams/proposals. The teams will compete against each other on the second day of the conference. The second presentation will be for up to 5 minutes, followed by questions from the Jury. The presentation should seek to answer the questions raised by the Jury and integrate the feedback provided during the first round of the competition.
Participation in the second day of the Conference is mandatory for all students.
All students will have the opportunity to participate in academic and social events organised by the Hertie School during the conference.
The Conference is only open to students from GPPN member schools.
Please consult your school for application instructions.
Conditions for participation
The Hertie School is planning for an in-person event but it reserves the right to switch to an online or hybrid format depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic and possible travel
We would like to make the GPPN Conference a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
Students will be required to show proof of vaccination or immunization against Covid-19 before entering the campus of the Hertie School. Students who cannot be vaccinated or whose vaccine is not recognised by the European health authorities (see list here) will be required to present a valid antigen test less than 24 hours old before entering the campus.
Depending on applying regulations, students may be required to wear face coverings. Students who do not fulfil these conditions will be refused access to the event, and may be required to reimburse travel and accommodation costs.
Please note that proof of vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine (see list here) may also be required by German border authorities. You may find information on German regulations here.