Dr. Weronika Priesmeyer-Tkocz
Granica? Jaka granica? (Borders? What borders?) For EAB deputy director Dr. Weronika Priesmeyer-Tkocz, barriers or frontiers are there to be overcome. Even before the EU's eastward enlargement, the political scientist and internationalist moved from Wroclaw to Berlin. And years before the Crimea crisis, she explained to readers of her doctoral thesis that the Polish-Ukrainian border was not of necessity the EU eastern border.
At the EAB, Weronika heads the study team and ensures that the programme planning continually breaks new ground thematically, methodologically and organisationally. And there is also a practical contribution which ‘WPT’ of course is making towards Europe growing together: this is through her wholehearted commitment to German-Polish relations and female empowerment.