Silke Muelherr

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Silke Muelherr is Co-CEO and Head of External Relations of the Foundation.

She represents the Foundation’s mission to society at large. She connects with potential partners and establishes networks in the political and civic communities. With her journalistic experience, she guides and communicates the Foundation’s projects and is the contact person for all media enquiries.

Silke formerly headed the foreign news desk at WELT, one of Germany’s leading national newsgroups. Prior to that, she reported as EU and NATO correspondent from Brussels. In these various roles, she observed and documented the attacks on democratic structures and the rise of antisemitism both in Germany and Europe.
Silke is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for European Politics (Institut für Europäische Politik), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the study of European integration.

She studied political science and international law at the universities of Freiburg and Melbourne, Australia.

Foundation Team

Silke Muelherr

Silke Muelherr

Co-CEO and Head of External Relations
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Lena Altman

Lena Altman

Co-CEO and Chief Enabling Officer
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Luisa Maria Schweizer

Luisa Maria Schweizer

Program Director
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Steffen Jost

Steffen Jost

Program Director
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Alexander Busold

Alexander Busold

Senior Program Manager
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Benjamin Fischer

Benjamin Fischer

Program Manager
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Raphael von Aulock

Raphael von Aulock

Program Manager
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Daniela Oberstein

Daniela Oberstein

Political Communications Manager
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Ellen Brinkmann

Ellen Brinkmann

Political Communications Manager
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Agnieszka Schauff

Agnieszka Schauff

Office Manager
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Claudia Riese

Claudia Riese

Administration Manager
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Johannes Rudloff

Johannes Rudloff

Program Associate
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