Organisation team

Ulrike Bretschneider works as a project manager at agency lab concepts in Berlin. Before she worked in Public Relations for contemporary photography and art. She studied Art Education, Philosophy and Art History. Furthermore, she completed an additional training in Fundraising and Project Management. During her academic studies Ulrike Bretschneider worked for the culture centre Gasteig München GmbH and the Museum Villa Stuck.

Sandra Mayer has been supporting lab concepts since 2007, especially in the fields of international cooperation, sustainability and European politics and is also involved in the coordination of the NECE projects. She studied "Regional Sciences of Latin America" majoring in political science at the University of Cologne. During her academic studies she worked for several months on various projects for the NGO Proyecto Mosaico Guatemala in Central America.

Miriam Neumann is project assistant at the agency lab concepts in Berlin, Germany. Her field of expertise includes education for sustainable development, transition theatre, environmental and happiness economics as well as pluralism in economic science. She has studied political economics and sustainability economics and management at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg and Oldenburg, Germany as well as at Hong Kong Baptist University, People´s Republic of China.

Anja Ostermann is managing director and project manager at the agency lab concepts in Bonn-Berlin, Germany. She worked as a freelance editor for the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. Her fields of expertise included discourses on Europe, culture and media, economics, process support and scientific advise in the area of Europeanisation and network-building of citizenship and cultural education. Anja Ostermann has provided process guidance and academic support in the Europeanisation of cultural and citizenship education and the formation of political and cultural education networks. She has studied Comparative Literature, History, German Language and Literature, Business Administration and Italian at the University of Bonn and St. Andrew’s University in Scotland.

Rachel Owoko works as a project officer at the agency lab concepts in Berlin, Germany. Her fields of expertise include Development Cooperation, Migration and Interreligious Discourses. She studied Social Anthropology, French Philology, Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (M.A.) and at Paris West University Nanterre La Défense.

Julia Reinartz works since February 2011 in the events department of the Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb. In addition to the NECE-Conference she is also working on the organisation of study-trips to Middle and Eastern Europe as wells as Israel and further events or congresses.

Sascha Scheier is working in the events department of the Federal Agency for Citizenship Education, bpb, since May 2014. As part of the NECE-Team he is preparing the NECE conference and the focus group meeting “Exchange between Europe and North Africa”. Sascha Scheier studies a master of social sciences at the University of Bonn.

Nina Schillings is a programme manager with the events department at the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. As a political scientist and expert in commemorative culture and youth education, she recently is mainly concerned with societal aspects of digitalization and Big Data. Nina Schillings joined the NECE team in 2015, focusing on participatory concepts and the blog.

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