The Governance Post Event Series – Call for Student Applications

Hertie students often propose innovative ideas for public events with external speakers and audiences to the School’s administration. The Hertie School welcomes all kinds of extra-curricular initiatives, but given limited capacity, it is able to host just one public event, proposed by students, per semester. The Communications Unit will therefore partner with the Governance Post to select the best idea for a public event from the proposals submitted by students. The Governance Post will serve as the media partner of the event. If you are a Hertie student with a great idea for a one-day event, read on!

Bidding process

Students are invited to submit their proposals to the Governance Post’s editorial team. The Governance Post will be responsible for collection, revision and shortlisting of the best proposals according to the criteria listed below. The shortlisted ideas will be discussed with the Communications Unit and the winning proposal will be approved by the School’s management.

Content of your proposal

 Topic (title).

 Motivation (interest) & rationale for the publicity of the event.

 Proposed date/ time frame (at least 8 weeks between submission and event date).

 Format (e.g. panel, lecture).

 Proposed speakers and links to their bios.

 Proposed faculty lead.

 Proposed moderator, if applicable.

 Estimated budget for travel costs & accommodation (No honoraria; budget for travel is limited).

 Name and contact data of applicant.

Selection criteria

 The complete event concept is submitted on time.

 The topic matches the Governance Post’s editorial concept and Hertie School students’ interests.

 The event is ideally related to a student initiative.

 The topic and proposed speakers promise a balanced (e.g. no propaganda), objective and respectful discussion.

 The event concept is feasible (e.g. speakers, budget, duration/max. 1-day event).

 Events with a commercial, advertorial or fundraising background are NOT eligible.


After the winning proposal has been identified, the event will be implemented by the Communications Unit in close cooperation with the successful applicant(s) and the GP. The deadline for the spring 2018 event series will be  December 8, 2017. Please send your event proposals to Feel free to drop us an email if you have any other questions.