Dr. Katrin Böttger

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Dr. Katrin Böttger is Director of the Institut for Europäische Politik, Berlin, and lecturer at the Free University Berlin and at the Centre International de formation européenne (CIFE), Nice/Berlin. She is a member of the Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), of the Netzwerk Europäische Bewegung (EBD), of the treasurer of the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration (AEI), a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CIFE and a member of the Editorial Committee of the quarterly journal integration.

In SEnECA, Dr. Böttger fulfils the role of the Network and Policy Advice Coordinator, including the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring high scientific quality of the deliverables and the achievement of the project’s objectives of linking, improving, promoting, and strengthening; she is available as a source of advice and feedback to all project participants on their output;
  • Scientific guidance and coordination in relation to the overall SEnECA objectives, e.g. monitoring the detailed work progress in the work packages;
  • Networking between partners and other relevant bodies;
  • Close contact to the Advisory Board members;
  • Co-chair of the General Assembly.

Yvonne Braun

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Yvonne Braun is Research Associate at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), where she works in the editorial department of the academic quarterly journal integration. In addition, she is Programme Coordinator at the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE), where she is responsible for the coordination of CIFE’s master programmes in Berlin. She holds an MA in Central Asian Studies from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a BA in European Studies from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Her research interests include EU-Central Asia relations and ‘Islamism’ in Central Asia.

Within SEnECA, Ms. Braun is responsible at the IEP for Work Package 5 “Ethics requirements”, which ensures the project’s compliance with the relevant ethical guidelines set out by the European legislation. Due to her background in Central Asian Studies, she is especially motivated to participate in the project and to contribute to create a sustainable research and stakeholder network between the EU and Central Asia, which will stimulate and deepen the relations between the two regions.

Julian Plottka

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Julian Plottka is a Research Associate at the Institut für Europäische Politik, Berlin. He has studied political science at the University of Potsdam, Universitet i Bergen and the Free University Berlin. His research covers reforms of the EU political system, its legitimacy, including the European Citizens’ Initiative, and relations between the European Union and Central Asia.

Mr. Plottka manages a number of research projects, including a “Study on the European Added Value of the European Citizens‘ Initiative” and the project “The Relaunch of Europe. Mapping Member State Reform Interests”. He is a member of the editorial team of the academic quarterly “integration” and the dictionary “Europa von A bis Z”. Within SEnECA, he has the co-lead of work package 1 and contributes to work package 2. From 2010 until 2017, he was programme manager of the PhD Support Programme “The EU, Central Asia and the Caucasus in the International System“ (EUCACIS) and the Master programme “Studies on the EU and Central Asia in the International System” (EUCAIS).

For his publications, contact details and more information see: http://iep-berlin.de/en/team/julian-plottka/