North Rhine-Westphalia, March 28, 2020: A warm and sunny day, one of the first days of spring. People and plants alike are taking in every […]Read More
For British youth, it seems that Covid-19 is simply just another aggregate in the slurry of our current disillusionment. After years of whistleblowing the slow […]Read More
There is no doubt the world is facing an unknown and unpredictable enemy, called COVID-19. In the light of that, every country has taken some […]Read More
Introduction Democracy Promotion is an expensive undertaking, and doing it effectively requires expertise and time. While democracy promotion efforts by the United States and European […]Read More
The battle against climate change – Only a simple lip service? The Public Diplomacy of the EU in the battle against climate change23. March 2020
The problems of climate change are omnipresent. The issue polarizes and the public is increasingly sensitized. An example for this is that according to an […]Read More
Yes, Law and Justice won the elections again. Yes, it was predictable. No, it will not last forever. The blue and orange map of Poland […]Read More
Over the last two decades, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has added a new dimension to its foreign relations in pursuit of development policy. As […]Read More
Prior to the publication of The East Asian Miracle (1993), a World Bank report on development outcomes, South-East Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and […]Read More
EU & Europe
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Robert Demendi is Regional Co-Director for EU & Europe.
Robert is currently pursuing a Masters in “International Relations – European Studies” at the Andrássy University Budapest. His thematic focus is on EU policies, Public Diplomacy and EU foreign and security policy. Robert’s other research interests include the mechanisms of cooperation and power relations between EU institutions and the influence of lobby groups on the European legislative process. In the course of his Master’s studies he was a trainee at the German Federal Foreign Office, in the Economic Department of the “Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union” in Brussels. Prior to this, Robert completed a bachelor’s degree in “Energy and Resource Management” and specialized in European and German energy and climate policy. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he completed two internships in Brussels in the field of public affairs. Robert speaks German, English and has basic knowledge of Spanish.
Julien Strandt is Regional Co-Director for EU & Europe.
Julien is currently enrolled in a triple master programme, studying International and European Governance as well as International Affairs. He spends his time between the University of Münster in Germany, Sciences Po Lille in France, and the European campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Italy. During his bachelor, also in Lille and Münster, he specialised in international security and defence matters, writing his thesis about the future of European defence. Julien has gained practical knowledge through internships with the Economic Council in Germany, the Centre for International Crisis and Conflict Studies in Belgium, and at the French Parliament. He speaks German, French, English, Italian, and is learning Russian.