Our Vision

The European Union is built upon its community of values and needs a stronger foreign and security policy. However, only future generations can build the new foundations of Europe’s global presence transversally through a deeply rooted multilateral democratisation of politics, the sciences, and our shared expertise.

Our Story

The YSC is a project by EuropaNova Germany (e.V.), a Berlin-based think tank and non-profit association. Since its establishment, the organisation with Franco-German roots brings together aspiring students, scholars, and practitioners in the field of political science and international relations. The clear mission is to contribute to European integration and political innovation. 

Other projects of EuropaNova Germany include “Elles font bouger l'Europe” and the European Local Coalition Project on the "Conference on the Future of Europe". Both highlight the focus on civil society engagement and strengthening the Franco-German relationship as backbone of a strong European Union.

Latest Events

EuropaNova Germany hosted a side-event at the 2022 Munich Security Conference. A stream of the event - Crop Apartheid? Rethinking Geoeconomics and the unintended consequences of the EU's structural power - can be found under the 'Publications and Media' section of our website.

 

 

 

 

Views expressed on this website in our publications are individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect that of the NGO EuropaNova Germany.  

 

 

YSC Team
Amélie Jaques-Apke Co-Founder & Director General
Amélie Jaques-Apke Co-Founder & Director General
Director-general and founder of the think- and do- tank EuropaNova in Germany, Amélie is a Franco-German political analyst, researcher, advisor and consultant with many years of experience in European Affairs and diplomacy, across Europe and the Americas.
Moritz Floessler Co-Founder & Deputy Director
Moritz Floessler Co-Founder & Deputy Director
Moritz is a strategic communication consultant, co-founder of EuropaNova Germany and passionate about the European project. He studied political science and international relations in Munich and Paris.
Anna Klein Director of Operations
Anna Klein Director of Operations
Currently Director of Operations at EuropaNova Germany and previously Project Assistant at the Munich Security Conference, Anna is a researcher, political analyst and conference organiser with more than three years of international experience (MSC, Flint Global, Königswinter Conference).
Alberto Cunha Director of Academia
Alberto Cunha Director of Academia
Alberto Cunha is the Director of Academia of the think-tank EuropaNova in Germany and European Studies PhD Candidate at King’s College London, with doctoral research focused on German European Policy and Hegemony in the EU.
Denica Yotova Director of Strategic Communications
Denica Yotova Director of Strategic Communications
Denica Yotova is the Director of Strategic Communications at EuropaNova Germany. She has extensive experience in advocacy and communications related to European foreign policy, gained at the European Council on Foreign Relations, the European Parliament, and different NGOs.
Fabian Keske Academic Advisor
Fabian Keske Academic Advisor
Fabian Keske is an Academic Advisor of EuropaNova in Germany. As a policy analyst for the German Federal Foreign Office and researcher, he specialises on the nexus between climate, peace and security on the European and international level.
Daniel Gheorghe, PhD Academic Advisor
Daniel Gheorghe, PhD Academic Advisor
Daniel Gheorghe is the Academic Advisor of the think-tank EuropaNova Germany. He also works for the “Theodor Herzl” Centre of Israeli Studies at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, since November 2017, and holds a PhD from the same university.
Darius Firouzkhah Project Manager
Darius Firouzkhah Project Manager
Darius Firouzkhah is a Project Manager at EuropaNova Germany working as organiser on the YSC and other projects. He worked in several international institutions as Project Manager and Research Assistant while building up a career as political analyst in European and German Foreign Affairs.
Sophie Pownall Strategic Communications Officer
Sophie Pownall Strategic Communications Officer
Sophie Pownall is a Strategic Communications Officer at the think-tank EuropaNova Germany. Having completed her BA and MA in European Studies, she has a range of experiences in communications working at the Hertie School in Berlin and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Tirana.
Prof. Dr. Frédéric Charillon Academic Head - France
Prof. Dr. Frédéric Charillon Academic Head - France
Frédéric Charillon is a university professor in political science at the University of Clermont Auvergne and coordinator of the teaching of International Issues and Defence at ENA. His work focuses on the analysis of defence, foreign policy and international relations issues.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter Academic Head - Germany
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter Academic Head - Germany
Stephan Stetter is Professor of International Politics and Conflict Studies at the Bundeswehr University Munich. His research focuses on international politics in global modernity as well as conflicts and politics in the Middle East.
Yevgen Lantsuzovskyy Academic Advisor
Yevgen Lantsuzovskyy Academic Advisor
Yevgen Lantsuzovskyy is an agile specialist and political activist, passionate about security, digitisation, and EU integration. He is a scholar of numerous programs, a regular panelist, and book author.
Vitus Terviel Project Manager
Vitus Terviel Project Manager
Vitus is a project manager at EuropaNova Germany whose expertise encompasses European integration, the EU's normative illegitimacy, and the EU's Covid-19 responses which he studies in his PhD project.
Alessandro Caianiello Strategic Communications Officer
Alessandro Caianiello Strategic Communications Officer
Alessandro is a Strategic Communications Officer at EuropaNova Germany. He is specialising in the field of International Security at SciencesPo Paris and the University of Manchester. In Italy, he currently holds the position of political advisor for security and defence affairs.
​​Anna-Katharina Kersting Project Manager
​​Anna-Katharina Kersting Project Manager
​​Anna-Katharina Kersting is a Project Manager at EuropaNova Germany. She is a Master's student of Public Health Science at a Swedish university and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Her areas of interest are centred around International Relations, International Law, as well as Public
Axel Honsdorf Head of BayFrance
Axel Honsdorf Head of BayFrance
Axel Honsdorf heads the Bavarian-French Centre for University Cooperation (BayFrance).
Maik Schnierer External Advisor
Maik Schnierer External Advisor
As a foundation and project manager, Maik has been working in internationally active institutions for many years, running projects on global governance and international relations and now works in the field of political education.