MOST Programme and the Founding Partners of BRIDGES

BRIDGES in the MOST Programme

In 2021 the Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) endorsed BRIDGES as a UNESCO MOST Sustainability Science Coalition.

MOST cooperates with national authorities, scientific communities and civil society to help UNESCO Member States strengthen the connection between research and policy and between knowledge and action. This is key to fostering positive social change towards inclusive and sustainable development.

MOST’s three operational pillars include (1) Research to produce and promote knowledge, (2) Intergovernmental forums that engage Member States and (3) Policy support and capacity building.

As an intergovernmental programme, MOST has a direct link to its Member States through its Intergovernmental Council, which meets every two years to define research focus areas, discuss policy and funding issues, and interact with government authorities. The Scientific Advisory Committee of MOST encompasses encompasses internationally recognized experts representing various disciplines in the social sciences. Its specific role is related to programme conceptualization, strategy development and scientific advisory research regarding MOST projects. MOST also organizes regular Ministerial Forums to encourage dialogue between research and policy on specific topics of interest. The Forum declarations express political commitments that are followed up by national action and regional exchanges of experiences and skills.

The Bureau of MOST holds an ex officio seat on the BRIDGES Governing Council and the President of the MOST Scientific Advisory Committee  holds a seat on the BRIDGES Scientific Committee for the evaluation of projects seeking BRIDGES endorsement.


Founding Partners

BRIDGES Founding Partners are UNESCO, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) and global Humanities for the Environment network.



This page will be updated in March. Please check back in the weeks ahead for further information on the Founding Partners and links to their respective websites.