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|Martin Wilhelm, Director
wilhelm [at] citizensforeurope.org
Martin Wilhelm sets up the organisation’s strategic plans and coordinates international partnerships, fundraising activities and project development. This doesn’t leave much time left for other activities, but for some leisure and sport. Prior to CFE, Martin worked in different public and civil society organisations across Europe. He grew up in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
|Christian Mieß, Project Manager
miess [at] citizensforeurope.org
Christian Mieß is on a quest to identify the many European public spheres. His interests center around the diverse connections between people, media and politics. Christian is also responsible for PR, and online stuff. He holds a master’s degree in political science from Greifswald University. Christian grew up near Hamburg, Germany.
|Arianna De Mario, Project Manager
demario [at] citizensforeurope.org
Arianna De Mario has worked as a project manager at CFE since April 2010. She is mainly responsible for the conception and organisation of events and conferences, as well as for networking activities. She holds a joint master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Bath (UK) and the Humboldt University of Berlin. Arianna was born and grew up in Milan, Italy.
|Lisa Pettibone, Editorial Team – Open Citizenship
pettibone [at] citizensforeurope.org
Lisa Pettibone has worked on the editorial team of Open Citizenship since July 2010. She is working on her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin’s Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), where she is writing on U.S. and German cities’ incorporation of sustainability principles into planning. Lisa comes from Springfield, Virginia, USA.
|Louisa Prause, Editorial Team – Open Citizenship
prause [at] citizensforeurope.org
Louisa Prause supports the team in the organisation and planning of events. Outside of CFE, Louisa is studying political science at the Freie Universität Berlin and is currently working on her diploma thesis about social movements in western Africa. She grew up in Flensburg, Germany.
|Oliver Read, Editorial Team – Open Citizenship
read [at] citizensforeurope.org
Oliver Read is editor of Open Citizenship. He also heads up strategic marketing for the journal and the website. In addition to his responsibilities at CFE, he works as editor and Web manager at the Global Public Policy Institute, a think tank in Berlin. Oliver holds master’s degrees in journalism from Boston University and international relations from Freie Universität Berlin.
|Sebastian Mehling, Research & Educational Advisor
Sebastian Mehling is lecturer at the European Viadrina University, where he also completes his PhD. He is with Citizens For Europe since 2010 and currently designing projects that bring civil society and academic actors together to combine knowledge and forces on the topic of diversity, urban citizenship and migration.
|Catherine Wurth, Project Manager
Catherine is responsible for the conception and organisation of the DiverseCity project. Prior to this, Catherine worked at the Ministry for Family and Integration in Luxembourg on diversity and integration issues. She holds master‘s degrees in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and in Migration, Mobility and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Catherine grew up in Luxembourg.
|Verena Namberger, Project Manager
Verena Namberger joined Citizens for Europe in autumn 2012. Currently she supports the team with the organisation of the INTEGRA Seminar for Integration Officers at Local Level. Besides her work for CFE she is active in anti-racism initiatives in Berlin and prepares a PhD project on the global economy of biotechnologies and life sciences. Verena holds a diploma in Political Sciences from the Freie Universität Berlin and grew up near Munich, Germany.