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Sebastian Schäffer



Already before moving to Vienna I had some cooperation projects together with the IDM and it was really special to me: even here, I am not just working for the Institute, but also working together with my colleagues from the Danube region for a better European integration.

General tasks

DRC Permanent Secretariat
DanubeCat
Danube:Future
DRC Summer School
Young Scholars Forum
Special Events
Website

Professional skills

European Neighbourhood Policy, EU-Russia Relations, Eastern Partnership
(especially Moldova and Ukraine), Successor states of Yugoslavia, EU Single Market, EU Transport Policy, elections and electoral systems


Language skills MOE

Serbian/Croatian (basic skills), Russian (basic skills) 

Personal

Birth date: 10.03.1982 in Munich
Nationality: German

Studies and education

10/2007 – 09/2009

Honour’s Master’s in East European Studies (Major: Legal Studies, Minor: History) University Regensburg (Thesis topic: The Stabilisation and Association Agreements between the EU and the Western Balkans)

10/2002 – 07/2007

Master’s in Political Science, European Law and Slavonic Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Thesis topic: Determinants of Success for Democratic Revolutions)

10/2002 – 07/2007   

European Union Studies Certificate (EUSC) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München/University System of Georgia

Professional career

Since 04/2011

Founder and CEO SeminarsSimulationsConsulting (SSC) Europe

10/2011 - 03/2012

Research Fellow/Lecturer at the Chair for International Relations at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

11/2009 – 03/2011

Research Fellow/Lecturer at the Chair for Comparative Politics at the Universität Greifswald

11/2008 – 10/2009

Research Fellow for the Research Group on European Affairs at the Center for Applied Policy Research Munich

01/2008 – 10/2009   

Freelancer Europäischen Akademie Bayern

10/2007 – 10/2009

Lecturer at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut for Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

 
Other tasks

Freelancer for public relation events of the German Bundestag

Asociate Researcher at the Center for Applied Policy Research Munich

Member of the Academic Council of the Munich European Forum e.V.

Member of the Advisory Board of Discussing World Politics


Publications

Since 06/2009

Co-editor C·A·Perspectives

Since 10/2016

Editorial staff member IDM Policy Paper Series

2016

Igor Dodon gewinnt Präsidentschaftswahl in der Republik Moldau – was Österreich und die EU (und auch wir) jetzt tun müssen, IDM Policy Paper Series 2/2016. 

Herausforderungen und Chancen der EUSDR in der Republik Moldau und Ukraine aus angewandter Perspektive, in: Der Donauraum 3/ 2013, S.451-458.

2015

Grey is not a colour and Chișinău’s central square isn’t Maidan. Why there is not going to be a second Euromaidan in Moldova, but potentially a third foreign policy coup for Vladimir Putin (with Iris Rehklau)in: Tarrósy, István / Milford, Susan: Recent Political Changes and their Implications in the Danube Region. Pécs: IDResearch Ltd. 2015, p. 151-167.

Das freie Wort - am Anfang, am Ende? (with Annette Höslinger-Finck), in: Zensiert? Medienfreiheit im Donauraum, IDMInfo Europa 1/2015, Beilage zur Wiener Zeitung am 29.04.2015.

Montenegro, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2014, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014, S.545-546.

Verkehrspolitik, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2014, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014, S.251-254.

Binnenmarkt (with Florian Baumann), in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2014, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014, S.185-188. 

2014

A call for an End of the Reality Distortion in the Discourse about Putin's Russia, in: Tarrósy, István / Milford, Susan: Chances and Challenges for the Danube Region. A 100 Years after the First World War. Pécs: IDResearch Ltd. 2014, 31-44.

EU-Russian relations have been further strained by Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine’s decision to sign agreements with the EU, EUROPP – European Politics and Policy Blog, London School of Economics, July 2014.

Verkehrspolitik, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Europa von A bis Z. Taschenbuch der Europäischen Integration, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014, 13. Auflage, 438-441.

Montenegro, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2013, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014, 501-502.

Verkehrspolitik, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2013, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014, 225-228.

Binnenmarkt (with Florian Baumann), in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2013, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014, 155-158. 

2013

Nach Vilnius: Wie geht es weiter mit den Beziehungen zwischen der EU und Ukraine? published on the website of the Ebassy of the Republic of Poland in Vienna, written for the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), December 2013.

Die Deutsch-Russischen Beziehungen im Kontext der Östlichen Partnerschaft, in: Russland und Deutschland: Strategien für gesellschaftliche Entwicklung und soziokulturelle Partnerschaft. Wissenschaftliche Artikelsammlung. Föderale staatliche Hochschulbildungseinrichtung. "Russische Akademie der Wirtschaft und öffentlicher Verwaltung beim Präsidenten der Russischen Föderation" des P.A. Stolypin Wolga-Institut für Verwaltung, Saratow 2013.

Montenegro, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2012, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013, 531-532.

Verkehrspolitik, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2012, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013, 233-236.

Binnenmarkt (with Florian Baumann), in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2012, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013, S.163-166. 

2012

EU-Russia relations and the Eastern Partnership, in: Ratka, Edmund / Spaiser, Olga A.: Understanding European Neighbourhoods Policies. Concepts, Actors, Perceptions, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2012, 239-247.

Verkehrspolitik, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2011, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2012, 217-220.

Binnenmarkt (with Florian Baumann), in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2011, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2012, 149-152. 

2011

Why Serbia should be granted candidate status for the European Union, C·A·Perspectives · 4 · 2011.

Russia's policy in the near abroad - competition or cooperation with the Eastern Partnership? Ruskii Vopros (2) 2011. 

Single Market Act – Single Act for the internal market or revitalisation for the whole project? (with Florian Baumann), C·A·Perspectives · 1 · 2011.

Verkehrspolitik, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Europa von A bis Z. Taschenbuch der Europäischen Integration, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2011, 368-370.

Verkehrspolitik, in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2010, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2011, 213-216.

Binnenmarkt (with Florian Baumann), in: Weidenfeld, Werner / Wessels, Wolfgang: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2010, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2011, 147-150.

2010

Still all quiet on the Eastern front? The European Union’s Eastern Partnership one year after the Prague summit, C·A·Perspectives · 2 · 2010.

Russia and the Eastern Partnership: from zero-sum to positive-sum, OpenDemocracy Russia(also available in Russian)

2009

Russland und die Welt, SympathieMagazin Nr.49 „Russland verstehen“, 2009, 28-29.

The EU member states and the Eastern Neighbourhood - From composite to consistent EU foreign policy? (with Dominik Tolksdorf) (eds.), C·A·P Policy Analysis · 1 · 2009.

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) – “ENP plus” for Europe’s Eastern neighbours (with Dominik Tolksdorf), C·A·Perspectives · 4 · 2009.

The Kosovo precedent – directly applicable to Abchazia and South Ossetia, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Issue 1, Winter 2009.

Dispute between Russia and Ukraine settled? Strategies for the EU to get out of the gas trap (with Dominik Tolksdorf), C·A·Perspectives · 1 · 2009.

2008

Double win in EU-Russia Relations – Roadmap for a new PCA (with Mirela Isic), C·A·Perspectives · 3 · 2008.

 

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