Dr. Cornelia Hoffmann is Head of EU Programmes and Democracy at the European Union office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Brussels. As such, she is responsible for the worldwide supervision of EU projects, capacity building of project partners and closely following the EU’s external democracy support policy. She has a special focus on EU-Latin America relations in the fields of democracy and human rights.
Since April 2019, she has been Coordinator of the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP).
Before joining the Brussels Office, Cornelia worked as research fellow at the University of Antwerp, where she obtained her PhD degree and provided policy recommendations for the Flemish Government in the scope of the Policy Research Centre "Governmental organization - Decisive Governance" (2012-2015).
Previously, she worked as Consultant at the Governance Directorate of the OECD in Paris.
Cornelia has also gained professional experience in a number of other institutions, such as the Scientific Council for Government Policy in The Hague, the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi) and the European Office of Bavarian Local Authorities, both in Brussels.
Cornelia holds a BA in European Cultural History from the University of Augsburg (Germany), a MA in European Union Studies from the University of Leiden (Netherlands), and a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Antwerp (Belgium).