Marco Schwarz works on the democratic legitimacy of the EU, European values and the Future of Europe Conference since 2020. He also covers digital rights and the promotion of democracy. From 2015 to 2019, he was policy officer for EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy at the FES EU-Office. Before that, Marco worked for the management of the Europa-Union Deutschland in Berlin for five years, where he was responsible for association and public relations work. He studied political and social sciences at the University of Göttingen, Germany, with stations in the Czech Republic, Spain and Russia.
Wirtschaft, Soziales, Klima und Energie, Digitales
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Stephan Thalhofer joined the FES EU-Office in 2005. He received his BA and MA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, as well as a Certificat d'édudes politiques from Sciences Po Grenoble, France, where he was a DAAD graduate scholar. Stephan's previous work experience is with a corporate foundation in Germany and a European campaigning organization in France. He was also a university tutor for microeconomics. Stephan has written on subjects like the European elections, the EU budget, youth unemployment and EU social dialogue.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.