Dr. Laszlo Z. Kovats
Laszlo is EUROSOC#DIGITAL’s managing partner and is heading its consulting services. He focuses on modernising municipalities’ administrative processes with modern information and communication technology. Besides, Laszlo also teaches at the universities of St. Gallen and Basel in Switzerland and at the “Center for European Integration Studies” in Bonn (Germany).
Holger is responsible for our software-based projects as well as our co-creation and participation formats. His expertise lies in sustainability research, system thinking, foresight, scenario planning, process modelling and agile methods. Holger is the contact person for the CUTLER project.
Project Manager (maternity leave)
Katharina is responsible for the civic education projects of EUROSOC#DIGITAL. With her extensive experience she can contribute in the conception and implementation of various civic education projects for schools (simulation games, future workshops, small game methods), intercultural education projects (theatre, writing workshop, role plays) as well as further training for teachers.
Zorana develops and carries out civic education projects based on various participation formats like simulation games and future workshops. She works on topics such as demographic change, asylum policy, Common Agricultural Policy and EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Zorana is particularly interested in the joint and interactive negotiation of conflict points.
Mareike works in EUROSOC#DIGITAL’s area of political education and mainly deals with the simulation game EUROPER. She is convinced about the importance of public participation and aims at improving citizen participation in political processes. Mareike is particularly interested in the EU and its impact on national policy-making as well as in the topic of sustainable development.
Felicitas holds a Bachelor in Metropolitan Culture from the HCU Hamburg. And a Master in geography from the University of Hamburg. Last July, she received a scholarship to do a self-organized research stay in Vancouver. Her thesis is about Vancouver’s local food system in the context of governance debates. As a Project Coordinator she is working on FutureLab#EU.
During her Bachelor in European Studies in Maastricht, the birthplace of the EU, Linda took part in EU Council simulations - among others about roaming and the protection of the EU external borders. She came to EUROSOC#DIGITAL with the goal to get young people enthusiastic about politics and to empower them to become an active part of democracy.
Harald is a founding partner of EUROSOC#DIGITAL. He has a long record as a policy advisor for the European institutions and supports EUROSOC#DIGITAL in its consultancy services. Therefore, Harald is providing his expertise in „Change Management“, „Foresight Intelligence“ and „Scenario Modelling“. Harald’s main occupaion is Chief Strategic Manager for „Brot für die Welt“.
Although Hanna moved from the Berlin office to Brussels in order to do her PhD on European and international refugee policies, she stays with EUROSOC#DIGITAL as a freelance cooperator. In this respect, she predominately supports us in our projects that centre on European asylum policies while at the same time explaining to high school students how important common practices in all EU member states are.
Kaba had been a permanent staff member of EUROSOC#DIGITAL until 2014 and has conducted more than 200 simulation games. Then she decided to complete a doctorate at the university of Basel (Switzerland) where she elaborates on the European financial crisis. Nevertheless, Kaba has remained a valuable associate to our company and is supporting our team in statistical analyses.
proven communications expert
Dagmar had been working for the „Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ) in Africa before she decided to return to Germany in order to promote civil society engagement and citizens’ political participation. As a proven communications expert, Dagmar advises EUROSOC#DIGITAL in the area of civil society mobilisation and external communication.
Managing director „Integration“
Christian is founder and managing director of the „Integration Consulting Group“ – a medium-sized consulting company working in the field of development policy and emerging markets. Christian is a proven expert in transferring and applying economic methods for realising political projects. Fortunately, we can frequently profit from this rare qualification.
chief advisor to „brightone consulting“
Stefan is a true „innovator“ – a pioneer for new technologies. His field of expertise is the application of cognitive computer systems in the economy and society. In this respect, he addresses a topic that is still mostly neglected but will bring about a technical revolution in the future. In the meantime, he regularly advises EUROSOC#DIGITAL in its technology projects.
Program coordinator „Advocate Europe“ MitOst e.V.
Julia is former staff member of EuroSoc, EUROSOC#DIGITAL’s predecessor. Julia is not only an excellent project manager and enthusiatic European citizen but an experienced trainer of teachers and other future trainers. She is an expert in innovative learning methods and regularly provides her expertise for EUROSOC#DIGITAL.
Founder and managing director of Mattersoft ltd.
Harvesting his experise on intelligent and connected transport systems, Mika founded the company Mattersoft. Mattersoft’s algorithms and software analyse traffic flows in all metropolitan areas in Finland and visualise the acquired data. Transport companies use these analyses for improving their infrastructural planning capacities an providing their passengers extra services. Mattersoft is a central technological partner of EUROSOC#DIGITAL.
founder and managing diretor of „YUCAT“
Who can claim such achievements: with his company YUCAT, Jens is a national champion on the market for mobile applications for the public sector. YUCAT’s Mobile App „BuitenBeter“ is one of the most advanced and sophisticated smart reporting systems in Europe that can be used in all citites of the Netherlands. EUROSOC#DIGITAL and YUCAT cooperate regularly in various European projects.
Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bailer
University Of Basel
Professor Bailer was a founder of EUROSOC#DIGITAL’s predecessor and our supporter to this day. She ensures that our policy analyses are kept on the cutting edge of scientific knowledge, both content-related as well as methodological. EUROSOC#DIGITAL also cooperates with Prof. Bailer in the academic courses at the universities of St.Gallen and Basel.
Dr. Sandrino Smeets
University Of Nijmegen / Aarhus
Dr. Smeets is an expert on negotiations in the Council of the European Union and on the legislative process in the European Union. His field of expertise includes conflict studies in the Balkan countries. Dr. Smeets performs as co-author of various academic courses of EUROSOC#DIGITAL. He also supports the team in the offers to the universities of St.Gallen and Basel.
PD. Dr. Simon Fink
University Of Hannover
Private lecturer Dr. Fink has been a founder of EUROSOC#DIGITAL’s predecessor and is maintaining friendly and professional ties with us until today. We not only profit from his academic expertise but also from the highly innovative character of his ideas. Accordingly, Dr. Fink is involved in many project ideas of EUROSOC#DIGITAL.
Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab
University Of Koblenz-Landau
Professor Dr. Staab heads the institute for web science at the University of Koblenz-Landau and is a proven expert on semantic technology. Since our cooperation for the FP7 research and innovation project „Live+Gov“, Professor Staab advises EUROSOC#DIGITAL in the application of innovative IT in the public administration.