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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

Contact 030 26996 -3576 030 26996 -53576


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