From Innsbruck and Vienna, I run a boutique consultancy on European strategy and public affairs, serving decision-makers with innovative, interdisciplinary, and international solutions. Presently, I do this mostly with Europe’s leading public interest foundations.
My recent stints have been with the ICO/EUSR, a transatlantic diplomatic start-up team (2006–2009, Pristina), with Foreign Policy magazine (2002–2006, Washington D.C.), and the European Commission (Eurobarometer, election monitoring). I appeared in a variety of public settings (TEDx 2012) and have published many reports and op-eds on the EU, including Q&As with the likes of Romano Prodi and Chris Patten.
I hold a masters degree in European Studies and Emerging Markets from the Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington and Bologna. I also studied in Innsbruck and Uppsala. Recently, I joined the Advisory Board for the political talks of the European Forum Alpbach, and I won an EU Young Journalist Award. In April 2013, I joined Germany's Mercator Foundation as Project Manager on Europe. In this cacapity, I help to shape Mercator's European strategy and to manage a range of exciting projects.
I currently aim to roll out “European Commons”, an exercise that aims to identify values, norms, and practices that Europeans value as non-negotiable items for their community’s future.