German members of the Council

ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over 330 Members – serving politicians, decision-makers, thinkers and business leaders from across the EU – which meets once a year as a full body.  Through geographical and thematic task forces, members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback on policy ideas and contribute to ECFR’s activities in their own countries.

ECFR’s German Council Members include:

  • Niels Annen – Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office; Member of the Bundestag
  • Annalena Baerbock – Member of the Bundestag; Chair of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Thomas Bagger – Ambassador; Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Federal President of Germany
  • Franziska Brantner – Member of the Bundestag; Spokesperson for European Policy and Parliamentary Whip for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Sandra Breka – Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Reinhard Bütikofer – Member of the European Parliament; Spokesperson for Foreign Policy, European Greens
  • Julia De Clerck-Sachsse – Project leader, European Studies Centre, Oxford University
  • Florian Eder – Managing Editor, POLITICO
  • Joschka Fischer – Emeritus Chair, ECFR; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
  • Sigmar Gabriel – Chair, Atlantik-Brücke; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff – Member of the Bundestag; Deputy Chair of the FDP
  • Anna Herrhausen – Executive Director, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft
  • Christoph Heusgen – Ambassador; Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
  • Ina Heusgen – Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
  • Wolfgang Ischinger – Ambassador; Chair, Munich Security Conference
  • Roderich Kiesewetter – Member of the Bundestag
  • Stefan Kornelius – Political Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Sergey Lagodinsky – Member of the European Parliament 
  • David McAllister – Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, European Parliament
  • Stefan Mair – Director, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
  • Almut Möller – State Secretary and Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the EU and for Foreign Affairs, Senate of the City of Hamburg
  • Matthias Nass – Chief International Correspondent, DIE ZEIT
  • Dietmar Nietan – Member of the Bundestag; Treasurer of the SPD
  • Omid Nouripour – Member of the Bundestag; Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Cem Özdemir – Member of the Bundestag
  • Norbert Röttgen – Co-Chair, ECFR; Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Bundestag
  • Nikolaus Röttger – Managing Partner, FutureStory
  • Klaus Scharioth – Dean, Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs; former Ambassador of Germany to the United States
  • Caroline Schmutte – Germany Office Lead, Wellcome Trust
  • Michael Schwarz – Executive Director, Stiftung Mercator
  • Daniela Schwarzer – Execuitive Director Europe / Eurasia, Open Society Foundations
  • Volker Stanzel – former Ambassador of Germany to China and Japan
  • Christoph Steck – Director, Public Policy and Internet, Telefónica 
  • Sabine Stricker-Kellerer – Lawyer, SSK Asia
  • Eckart von Klaeden – Head of External Affairs, Daimler AG; former Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery
  • Johann Wadephul – Member of the Bundestag; Deputy Chair of the CDU/CSU 
  • Sabine Weyand – Director-General, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • André Wilkens – Director, European Cultural Foundation; Co-Founder, Die Offene Gesellschaft