Academic study team

The EAB Academic Study Team is happy to advise and in conjunction with you to plan forthcoming projects.

Dr. Mechthild Baumann

Dr. Mechthild Baumann

Programme Director

Dr. Mechthild Baumann is a seminar director. She designs, directs and evaluates EAB projects. In addition, she is the head of the institute for migration and security studies (imss – a registered association), works as an expert for the EU and for private foundations.
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Simona Bellini

Project Assistant

Simona Bellini has been working at the European Academy Berlin since September 2015. Initially employed as student support staff, she has now been appointed as Project Assistant. She works in particular on organisational support for a project entitled Baladiya - new paths in urban development.
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Désirée Biehl

Project Assistant

Désirée Biehl has been assisting the European Academy seminar team since January 2017 in the function as project assistant. The points of main emphasis in her work include the international visit tours which are carried out on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office
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Elisabeth Botsch

Dr. Elisabeth Botsch

Programme Director

Dr. Elisabeth Botsch is a seminar director at the Academy, and as such is responsible for initiating and planning seminars and other meetings held at the Academy. Her points of main emphasis include EU enlargement, governance, civil society, gender equality and non-discrimination.
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Ute Böhr

Ute Böhr

Senior Project Manager

In her capacity as project manager, Ute Böhr has worked at the European Academy Berlin since May 2008 and is responsible for coordinating and organising seminars and conferences, in particular the German-Tunisian Academy for good governance.
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Maria Herwig

Project Manager

Amongst other tasks, Maria Herwig collaborates on organising the bi-national exchange programme for future experts known as 'likeminds: german-turkish junior expert initiative'. Before joining EAB, she worked as project manager at the Berlin and Brandenburg Section of Young European Federalists, a not-for-profit organisation.
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Dr. Anneke Hudalla

Programme Director

Dr. Anneke Hudalla is a seminar director who deals in the first instance with German and European security and defence policy, as well as with domestic and foreign policy in the countries of central and eastern Europe.
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Carolin Krauss

Carolin Krauss

Senior Project Manager

Since 1996, Carolin Krauss has been responsible for managing events, including seminars and representational events for the purpose of political, economic and cultural exchange within Europe.
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Ina Linke

Project Manager

Since March 2015, Ina Hoppe has been working as project assistant in the team of the European Academy Berlin. She collaborates in organising the Academy for Good Governance and Empowerment in Europe (AGREE) project.
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Sina Lebert

Project Manager

Sina Lebert has been working as a project manager at the European Academy Berlin since August 2013, organising seminars and conferences, in particular as part of the 'Baladiya - new paths in urban development' project, and in a project entitled Europa in der Schule – Lehrerfortbildungen in NRW
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Maria Maistruk

Project Assistant

Maria Maistruk has been employed since March 2016 as a Project Assistant at the European Academy Berlin. She acts as point of contact and coordinator for Ukrainian participants involved in the project known as the Academy for good governance and empowerment in Europa (AGREE).
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Dr. Samuel F. Müller

Programme Director

Dr. Samuel F. Müller has been working at the European Academy Berlin as seminar director since June 2016. His main areas of interest include EU external relations, particularly with Middle Eastern countries and Turkey, as well as democratisation and social integration issues.
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Ruth Niessen

Ruth Nießen

Project Manager

Ruth Nießen has been working as a project assistant at the European Academy Berlin since December 2014. She assists in, amongst other things, organising the German-Tunisian Academy for good governance which holds seminars several times each year as part of the German transformation partnership with the Republic of Tunisia.
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Dr. Weronika Priesmeyer-Tkocz

Programme Director

Since 2009, Dr. Weronika Priesmeyer-Tkocz has been a seminar director at the European Academy Berlin and in this capacity she plans and carries out seminars, conferences and discussion events.
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Ilona Rathert

Ilona Rathert

Project Manager

As project manager, Ilona Rathert organises seminars, workshops, face-to-face and other meeting formats. In particular, she also organises 'Baladiya – new paths in urban development', a project for North African urban planners which was launched in 2013.
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Claudia Rehrs

Project Manager

As project manager at the Academy, since September 2010, Claudia Rehrs has been working at the European Academy Berlin organising seminars, continuing education courses and conferences. The main focus of her work is in the Academy for Good Governance and Empowerment in Europe (AGREE) project.
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