About 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 find creative policy recipes to pressing foreign policy challenges. The methodology is built on a crowd innovation platform, physical workshops, and a support process where the best recipes are brought to bear a viable impact on foreign policy.

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 (e.g. science, government, international organizations, NPO, business). Collaborations with the Open Think Tank Network and other partners allow us to scale participation internationally. 


User Guide


"How to" guides for the key features of the platform.


The Process


What does it mean to run a Policy Kitchen challenge? Check out the process overview – from the initial idea to the final policy recipe.


We have done Policy Kitchen work with:




        Mercator Schweiz