Dr. Melanie Piepenschneider

Department Head, Department Civic Education

Head of Political Education

Universities of Mainz and Frankfurt:  Political sciences (focus on international politics), law, journalism and social sciences


Professional Experience

1986 - 1991: Research assistant at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, 1991 Deputy head of the research group Youth and Europe at the Institute for Political Science

1991 PhD about young people’s attitudes towards Europe

1991 - 1998:   Head of the European Research Department at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Sankt Augustin

1998 - 2008:   Head of the Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Berlin

2008 - today: Head of the Main Department Political Education of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Berlin

1992-2006:   Lecturer at the universities of Mainz, Cologne, Bochum, Berlin


Board Memberships

Member of the scientific board of the Institute for European Politics

Member of the advisory board of the publication series "Non-formal Political Education" at Wochenschau Verlag, Schwalbach/Ts.

Member of the advisory board of Friends of Yad Vashem e.V. Berlin

Member of the scientific advisory board of the "European Youth Policy Unit (AeJP)" of the German Youth Institute Munich

Member of the board of "Against Forgetting - For Democracy e.V." Berlin


melanie.piepenschneider@kas.de 030 26996 -3576 030 26996 -53576