About Policy Kitchen

Policy Kitchen


Policy Kitchen is a policy crowdsourcing methodology developed by foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy. It enables a diverse network of thinkers to co-create policy recipes to pressing foreign policy challenges. The methodology is built on a crowd innovation platform, physical workshops, and a support process to bring the best recipes to impact.

Policy Kitchen is public and allows for bottom-up participation in the political process. Any person, irrespective of background or location, can participate and contribute ideas. To ensure a high level of expertise, we partner with experts and professionals of various sectors (science, government, international organizations, NPO, business, etc). Collaborations with the Open Think Tank Network and other partners allow us to scale participation internationally.

The code for Policy Kitchen is made available as open source software. We encourage and support other actors in using participative methods in their respective domains. Contact us, we’re happy to help.

Policy Kitchen is supported by Engagement Migros.



Selected Policy Kitchen challenges





About Policy Kitchen

Video message from Policy Kitchen workshop on AI in Zurich to San Francisco


Interviews at the Policy Kitchen workshop in São Paulo, Brazil


Interview of Jonas Nakonz, Project Manager of Policy Kitchen, by CNNMoney Switzerland


Idea upload WISCH

Idea upload at the Winter School for Think Tankers in Geneva, Switzerland


Issue mapping, Brazil

Issue mapping at swissnex São Paulo, Brazil


Idea upload, Polis180

Idea upload with Bosch Alumni Network and Polis180, Berlin, Germany


Idea pitch, Bangalore

Defining challenges at swissnex Bangalore, India


Idea pitch, Polis180

Idea pitch with Bosch Alumni Network and Polis180, Berlin, Germany


Idea pitch, Ponto

Idea pitch with Ponto at the Swiss Embassy in Vienna, Austria


Uli Sigg

Informal conversations with Uli Sigg (former Ambassador) in Zurich, Switzerland


Amandeep Gill

Expert input by Amandeep Gill (former Executive Director of the UNSG High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation), discussing the two published papers on AI in Geneva



Experts discuss the published paper on biodiversity and discuss the ideas with the authors


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