The production of energy storage systems for electric vehicle applications using lithium-ion batteries form the basis of this bi-regional case study. The assessment draws attention […]Read More
Nordic noir and narconovelas have become very popular TV genres in their respective regions as well as worldwide. Comparing the depiction of the state and […]Read More
Policies to guarantee education in the mother tongue of minorities are put in place around the world. Ecuador and Germany have bilingual schools that use […]Read More
Beyond the culture wars: ‘Gender ideology’ and discourses of homophobia in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe30. August 2020
Stemming from a belief that what lies behind a new wave of opposition to LGBTQ+ rights goes far beyond simple homophobia, a study of the […]Read More
The Role of Cities in Climate Change-Induced Migration: Shared Lessons from Latin America and Europe28. August 2020
For the spanish version click here. Climate change-induced migration Climate change-induced migration is increasingly incorporated into international debates, but there is a lack of […]Read More
Latin America & Caribbean
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Lena Apke is Regional Co-Director for Latin America & Caribbean.
Lena is currently working as an intern at the department of sales and foreign trade for the region Latin America for a German automobile company. Prior to this, she graduated with a Bachelor´s degree in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University Passau and studied as an exchange student for one semester in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lena gained practical experience as a volunteer of the German Red Cross in Bolivia and as intern at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Peru, the German Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mexico-City and Germany Trade and Invest in Bonn. Lena speaks German, English, Spanish and learns Portuguese.
Carlotta Schilling is Regional Co-Director for Latin America & Caribbean.
Carlotta currently studies International Relations and Economics in her bachelor’s degree at the University of Erfurt and during an exchange semester at the Université Catholique de Lille, France. She works as a student assistant at the Institutional Economics and Economic Policy department and is involved in the student council of her faculty where she is responsible for public relations. Carlotta interned at the German Foreign Ministry in the Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Post-Conflict Reconstruction unit with a focus on the MENA region, and at the Körber foundation where she gained further experience in project management related to her work for the EUSTORY network. Before Carlotta started studying, she worked as a “weltwärts” volunteer in a day-care center and with a mobile school for street children in Nicaragua, where she also taught German classes at a language academy. Carlotta speaks German, English, French and Spanish.