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:

  • Henry Alt-Haaker – Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Niels Annen – Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Member of the Bundestag
  • Annalena Baerbock – Minister of Foreign Affairs; Member of the Bundestag
  • Thomas Bagger – Ambassador of Germany to Poland
  • Franziska Brantner – Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action; Member of the Bundestag
  • Sandra Breka – former CEO, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Reinhard Bütikofer – Member of the European Parliament
  • Julia De Clerck-Sachsse – Senior Non-Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Anne Duncker – Director, Centre for Europe in the World, Stiftung Mercator
  • Florian Eder – Managing Editor, POLITICO
  • Joschka Fischer – Emeritus Chair, ECFR; 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; Chair, Munich Security Conference
  • Ina Heusgen – Director for Multilateral Affairs, United Nations and Africa, German Chancellery
  • Wolfgang Ischinger – Ambassador; former Chair, Munich Security Conference
  • Roderich Kiesewetter – Member of the Bundestag
  • Lars Klingbeil – Member of the Bundestag; Co-Leader of the SPD
  • Stefan Kornelius – Political Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Sergey Lagodinsky – Member of the European Parliament 
  • Stefan Mair – Director, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
  • Johannes Meier – Chair of the Advisory Board, Stiftung Mercator
  • Almut Möller – State Secretary and Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the EU and for Foreign Affairs, Senate of the City of Hamburg
  • Hannah Neumann – Member of the European Parliament
  • Dietmar Nietan – Member of the Bundestag
  • Omid Nouripour – Co-Chair,  Bündnis 90/Die Grünen; Member of the Bundestag
  • Cem Özdemir – Minister for Agriculture; Member of the Bundestag
  • Norbert Röttgen – Co-Chair, ECFR; Member of the Bundestag
  • Klaus Scharioth – Dean, Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs; former Ambassador of Germany to the United States
  • Caroline Schmutte – Head of European Government Relations, Wellcome Trust
  • Michael Schwarz – Managing Director, Baden-Baden Entrepreneur Talks
  • Daniela Schwarzer – Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations
  • Christoph Steck – Director of Public Policy Spain and Portugal, Amazon
  • 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
  • Guntram Wolff – Director, Bruegel