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Is China reconfiguring the political relationship between the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)?18. August 2020
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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.