Study trip 2018 “Between research and politics: How do #thinktanks shape policy-making in Germany” was organized by the project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” and took place in Berlin. The experts from Ukrainian think tanks, NGOs and research institute tested the researches role in the German political landscape. The goal of the trip was the establishment of cooperation strings between German and Ukrainian experts and providing a new perspective on the German research system. The participants analyzed the similarities and discrepancies in the work of political foundations and research institutions. The experts and civic activists learned more about the role of German research organizations in different working sections.