The governance of the STRIVE programme is summarised in the following diagram:




STRIVE’s Steering Committee is composed of the Rector of UNIL, the Vice-Rector for Research at UNIL and the Vice-Rector for Ecological Transition and Campus at UNIL. It oversees the research programme to ensure that it meets its objectives, and that it is properly managed.

The Scientific Committee is responsible for the scientific quality of the research programme: it defines and validates the thematic and strategic orientations of the programme (prioritised themes, type of projects, selection criteria and procedures, etc.), takes part to the selection of funded projects and develops theoretical and methodological reflections on transformative research.

Its composition guarantees a diversified representation of research disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Whenever possible, a balanced gender representation among its members is required.

Its current members are:    

The programme's Executive Direction is currently composed of two members of the Competence Centre in Sustainability (CCD): Augustin Fragnière and Dunia Brunner. Its role is to manage, coordinate and lead the research programme. It plans the activities needed to ensure that the programme runs smoothly with a coherent implementation of the programme's various funding instruments, and manages the programme's affairs, in particular its finances and human resources. It organises calls for projects, coordinates the projects co-creation process and organises events to animate the research community (conferences, symposium, workshops, etc.).

The programme is also supported by an External Advisory Board, composed of researchers Switzerland and abroad, with recognised scientific expertise in the study of ecological and social transformation, as well as transformative sciences (transition studies, etc.). This advisory board provides advice and feedback on the strategy and focus of the research programme, and facilitates exchanges between different research communities as well as the integration of the STRIVE programme into European research networks on ecological transformation.

Its current members are:    

Lastly, STRIVE also intends to build a network of stakeholders representing the various spheres of action (civil society, private sector, public sector), as well as political and media representatives, in order to serve as a privileged sounding board for the research teams and their projetcs.