Who We Are

The staff of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung European Union

Nora Weis

Office Manager

Dr. Radostina Primova

Director Energy Programme

Silvia Brugger

On sabbatical leave until June 2017

Marianne Ebertowski

Director EU Policy Programme

Patricia Jimenez

Director Global Dialogue Programme

Alast Najafi

Visitor Programme and Communication

Andrea Schmitz-Messing

Finance and Administrative Coordinator

Our Work

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union represents the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in relation to European and international institutions, associations, non-governmental organisations, and media based in Brussels. Main areas of our activities are European policies, along with energy and climate policy, and the promotion of democracy and human rights. We work in close collaboration with the other offices of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, emphasising the European vantage point of our activities. In addition, the office is a main point of contact for individuals and groups from Europe and around the world interested in politics, helping people understand European politics and policies, highlighting political involvement.

Our activities include organising events such as the Böll Lunch Debates involving a broad range of EU stakeholders, co-ordinating visitor programmes, leading EU-focused capacity building sessions, and preparing topical publications presenting ideas and concepts to serve as a basis for discussion. The development and implementation of EU projects in strategic partnerships with local partners is also an important aspect of our work.


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