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I am working as an independent professional in the areas of in the areas of applied political research, civic education, knowledge transfer, international cooperation and project management.

My academic background is political science. During my PhD, I specialised in European integration, and mainly researched non-member states of the European Union. Studying the case of Switzerland, I have profound knowledge of Swiss politics. Thanks to earlier research, practical work experience and language skills, I am also familiar with Eastern European politics (mainly Russia).


I am writing in different formats for a not-only academic audience, as I am convinced that experience and knowledge based on research is valuable for the political debate.

My writing languages are German and English.

An important focus of my professional activities lies on teaching and knowledge transfer.

I am facilitating workshops for different target groups from pupils to adult professionals and organising projects in the realm of civic education/ education for democracy. In my projects, I am striving to maintain a sound foundation in current research and a close contact to current challenges and needs in politics, society, and education.

I teach and facilitate workshops in German, English, Italian and Russian.

Since 2007, I have worked in the nonprofit sector in the areas of international cooperation, cultural exchange, non-formal education, the arts and conflict transformation. I conducted projects in Russia, the South Caucasus, Germany and Switzerland and have experience in communication, fundraising, conflict sensitive project management and collaboration in interdisciplinary teams.

I am a co-founder and member of the board of the Swiss non-profit organisation Demokrative - Initiative for civic education (ger. Demokrative - Initiative für politische Bildung).

My working languages are German, English, Italian, Russian and French (if need be).

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Latest publication:

Which future for EU-Swiss relations? A citizens’ perspective. (September 2018) TEPSA Brief, download pdf.

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Current call:

Workshop at the University of Zurich for PhD students and not only, 21-23 October 2019:

Transfer of democracy discourses to society. Normative, empirical, and practical aspects.

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