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).
Katharina is head of EUROSOC#DIGITAL’s education projects. She is responsible for the project #FutureLabEU, where she develops future labs and multiplier events as well as for the development of the simulation game for the „Schatzküste“. Katharina focuses on simulations that sensitize students for decision-making processe and is experienced in the development of methods for civic education and EU and UN simulations in Germany and education projects in Eastern Europe.
At EUROSOC#DIGITAL, Holger works in the project CUTLER and can build on his experiences from software-based projects that he connects with one of his core interests – climate protection. He is concerned with the implementation of big data in administrations. Before working for EUROSOC#DIGITAL, Holger implemented European climate protection projects and sustainable urban development projects and was CEO of a start-up in the field of a socially sustainable and environmentally-friendly tourism.
Zorana is the strategic lead for the Teach#EU Conference. In 2015, she first began to conduct for EUROSOC#DIGITAL simulation games at schools on the "Common Agricultural Policy". She is also co-founder of the Berlin "Food Surplus Entrepreneurs Network" - a movement of social innovators in the fight against food waste. Zorana studied political science at the European University Viadrina and at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mareike works in EUROSOC#DIGITAL’s area of political education and mainly deals with the simulation games EUROPER and Schatz.Land.Küste. She aims at improving citizen participation in political processes. Mareike has already completed an internship at EUROSOC#DIGITAL and supported us as a student assistant. She is particularly interested in the EU and its impact on national policy-making.
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.
Before becoming our current project assistant focusing on Teach#EU and #FutureLabEU, Cornelia has completed her Bachelor in European Studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. During her studies, she has also lived in Singapore and therefore been able to gain a different perspective on Europe and its‘ potential. Her main interests in European affairs are concerning migration and development policy.
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.