LIAISE unites outstanding IA researchers. One aim of the LIAISE network is to further stabilise the existing IA research community and to extend it to new scientific circles. Early career researchers (Ph.D. candidates, post-docs, pre-docs, master students) will effectively contribute to reaching this objective. Therefore, an early career scientists support forum has been established - called LIAISEoffspring - to involve all interested early career scientists who work on topics of impact assessment and science-policy interfaces.

LIAISEoffspring activities and services are open to all early career researchers regardless of their affiliation to a LIAISE organisation. You are cordially invited to become part of LIAISEoffspring and to present your expertise and work in the toolbox. Please, also join our LIAISEoffspring Group at LinkedIn!

Aims of LIAISEoffspring

Exchange and learn from others!
LIAISE provides support for early career researchers in different respects, in particular with regard to
- Facilitating research exchange with LIAISE institutions,
- Facilitating joint dissemination through participation at relevant conferences,
- Building capacity through LIAISE trainings for early carreer researchers.

Members of LIAISEoffspring

Ayla Alkan

Daniela Chodorowska

Johanna Ferretti

Jennifer Garard

Anna Gayer

Anna-Lena Guske

Nina Hagemann

Till Hermann

Daan Kolkman

Eva Kunseler

Laura Miguel Ayala

Dominika Mucha

Lisa Pettibone

Claire Range

Garrett Richard

Pauline Riousset

Jaap Rozema

Luisa Sievers

Pita Spruijt

Wanda van Enst





The German EIA Association (, in cooperation with LIAISEoffspring, organises a tutorial for young researcher and practitioners on "Sustainability Impact Assessment of Policies, Plans and Programmes – A methods workshop" (see The tutorial addresses young practitioners, master and PhD students in the assessment and sustainability field and takes place on 29 September 2014 in Bad Honnef/Germany.


During the workshop approaches and methods for sustainability assessment on policy- and planning level will be introduced and illustrated with practice examples. Guest speakers of the tutorial are Dr. Klaus Jacob (Environmental Policy Research Centre, FU Berlin), Dr. Albert Statz (Sustainability Council Brandenburg) and Prof. Thomas Fischer (University of Liverpool). The tuturial will be held in English.

The tutorial addresses young practitioners, master and PhD students in the field of sustainability management and sustainability research.


The workshop is based on inputs from (guest) speakers, practice units, and discussion rounds. Participants will learn the basics on sustainability assessments, using case studies, they will apply selected methods exemplarily and discuss them. Moreover, the exchange between the participants with different backgrounds is an objective of the tutorial.


The tutorial takes place on Monday, 29 September, 2014 in Bad Honnef/Germany, in the context of the 12th congress of the EIA Association (30 September - 01 October, 2014). Deadline for registration to the tutorial is 31 August, 2014.


Registration fee for full payers is 95€ and 65€ for students. Participants receive a certificate for taking part in the tutorial.


For further questions regarding the workshop please contact Johanna Ferretti (<>, Environmental Policy Research Centre, FU Berlin) or Dr. Aranka Podhora (<>, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research).




From 17-18 October, 2013, LIAISEoffspring held an interdisciplinary workhop on "Impact Assessment: Methods for Evidence-based Policy-Making and their Contexts of Use". Guest speakers included Sabine Weiland (Environmental Policy Research Centre), Paul Hinssen (Wageningen WUR), and Notis Lebessis (Directorate General Agriculture).


Joint publication by LIAISEoffspring: LIAISE Innovation Report 7&8 (coming soon). "Research Gaps in Impact Assessment - Novel Perspectives of Young Researchers".


ZALF (Katharina Helming/ Aranka Podhora, and Freie Universität Berlin (Johanna Ferretti act as facilitators for LIAISEoffspring. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further questions or comments.