Sebastian Schäffer

Founder SSC Europe

Topics:

European Neighbourhood Policy, EU-Russia relations, Eastern Partnership (especially Moldova and Ukraine), Successor states of Yugoslavia, Single Market, Transport Policy, elections and electoral systems

 

Simulations, Seminars, Summer universities

 

Contact:

Tel.: +49 (0)163 28 55 55 5

Fax: +49 (0)30 25 05 95 17

E-Mail: sschaeffer@ssc-europe.eu

 

CV   Publications



Conferences (Speaker)

2017

 

IDM, EUSDR and Brexit - the future of CEE and beyond, Presentation for Senior Adviser to the Section for Central Europe of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna, Austria

 

2016

 

Die Präsidentschaftswahlen in den USA, Deutschland und Frankreich, VHS Landstraße, Vienna, Austria

 

IDM, EUSDR and EaP - potentials and challenges from a NGO perspective, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna, Austria

 

Die Rolle der Russischen Föderation im syrischen Bürgerkrieg, VHS Landstraße, Vienna, Austria

 

Civil Society and European Values – potentials of the EUSDR from a NGO perspective, International conference “European Values and Security with the Migration and Refugee Crisis - a perspective from the Civil Society”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

 

EU-Russia relations 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, 13th DRC (Danube Rectors' Conference) Summer School on Regional Co-operation,Czech University for Life Sciences (CULS), Prague, Czechia

 

Cooperation in the Danube Region – a (new) narrative for European
integration?, eTwinning Thematic Conference: learning, teaching, exchanging – school cooperations in the Danube Region, OeAD, Linz, Austria

 

Supporting civil society from outside – challenges and opportunities from an applied perspective, International Roundtable Discussion "25 years of development in the post-soviet space: civil society and participatory democracy, Chişinău, Moldova

 

EU-Russia relations and European Neighbourhood Policy - the cases Moldova and Ukraine, MAEUS Study visit, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna, Austria

 

Mediator oder Aggressor? Russlands Drahtseilakt in Syrien, Der Syrienkrieg, Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing, Germany

 

Digital Single Market - Bringing down barriers to unlock online opportunities, Prague Student Summit, Prague, Czechia

 

Europa an seinen Grenzen - Bye Bye Schengen?, Moderation of the panel discussion, Julius-Leber-Forum/Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Flensburg, Germany

 

Grey is not a colour. Demonstrations in Chișinău and Euromaidan Kiew – consequences for the EU-Russia relations in the context of the Eastern Partnership, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

2015

 

EU-Russia relations and the frozen and ongoing conflicts in Moldova and Ukraine, 12th DRC (Danube Rectors' Conference) Summer School on Regional Co-operation, Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Vienna, Austria

 

Forschungskooperation und zivilgesellschaftliche Initiativen im Donau- und Schwarzmeerraum aus angewandter Perspektive, DAAD-Sommerschule: Schwarzmeerregion: Drehscheibe für Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur, University of Passau, Germany

 

2014

 

Die Rolle der Russischen Föderation - Mediator oder Agressor? Den Syrienkonflikt verstehen: Stellvertreterkrieg – Heiliger Krieg – Freiheitskampf? Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing, Germany

 

Forschungskooperation im Donauraum aus angewandter Perspektive, Von der Idee zur Umsetzung – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der EUSDR, Danube-University Krems, Austria

 

EU-Russia relations after the crisis in Ukraine, 11th DRC (Danube Rectors' Conference) Summer School on Regional Co-operation, University Novi Sad, Serbia

 

2013

 

Die Östliche Partnerschaft nach dem Vilnius-Gipfel, Haus der Europäischen Union, Vienna, Austria

 

Tunisia's Advanced Status and the security challenges for the Euro-Mediterranean relations, Le Centre des Etudes Méditerranéennes et Internationales  in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Tunis, Tunisia

 

The Russian Federation - key actor or spoiler in the Black Sea region? 10th DRC (Danube Rectors' Conference) Summer School on Regional Co-operation, Andrássy University, Budapest, Hungary

 

Die deutsch-russischen Beziehungen im Kontext der Östlichen Partnerschaft, Stolypin Volga Region Institute of Administration Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Saratov, Russian Federation

 

Germany's approach to global security, L’Association Tunisienne des Etudes Stratégiques et des Politiques de Sécurité Globale in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Tunis, Tunisia

 

EU-phorie und EURO-skeptizismus: Wie Polen der Krise begegnet, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany

 

2012

 

Transatlantic relations after the US presidential election, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Germany

 

Experiencing Cooperation in the Black Sea Region Moves beyond Politics, Black Sea Young Reformers Fellowship, Munich, Germany

 

A Europe of the Regional Initiatives? 9th DRC (Danube Rectors`Conference) Summer School on Regional Co-operation, Maribor, Slovenia

 

Die Europäische Union und die Folgen der EU-Osterweiterung 2004 für die Länder Mitteleuropas, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in cooperation with the German-Polish women's forum, Zempin, Germany

 

2011

 

The EU-Russia relations and the Eastern PartnershipEuropean

Neighbourhood Policy: aims and impact, University of Leicester, UK

 

EU-Russia relations in the context of the Eastern Partnership, The European

Union and Its Neighbourhoods: Concepts, Constructions and Strategies of

European Foreign Policy, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

2010

 

Redefining Cooperation in the Black Sea Region, Black Sea Young

Reformers Fellowship, Berlin, Germany

 

Wer hat Angst vor dem polnischen Klempner? Die vier Grundfreiheiten

der Europäischen Union, 24-hour-lecture, Greifswald, Germany

 

The European Union and its institutions - How do they work together?

Students for Europe, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2009

 

The European Union’s Eastern Partnership, Hungarian Institute for

International Relations, Budapest, Hungary

 

Selbst- und Fremdbilder in den EU-Russland Beziehungen, Stiftung der

Deutschen Wirtschaft, Passau, Germany

 

Das Partnerschafts- und Kooperationsabkommen zwischen der EU und der Russischen Föderation, BAYHOST-Hochschulmesse, Regensburg, Germany

 

European Neighbourhood Policy, Andrássy University, Budapest, Hungary


Seminars and Simulations

2014

 

Frozen Conflicts in the European Neighbourhood, Pedagogical State University ”Ion Creangă”, Chișinău, Moldova

Workshop with simulation on the 2+5 negotiations funded through the programme "Förderung der regionalen Kooperation Südkaukasus, Zentralasien und Moldau" of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

2013

 

Parlament der GenerationenWorld Conference Center, Bonn, Germany

Simulation on demographic change in cooperation with the Akademie für Politische Tutzing, Scholz&Friends and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

 

Seminar with simulation of the Constituent Assembly in Tunisia, Faculty of Legal, Political, and Social Sciences of Tunis, University of Carthage, Tunisia

Funded through the transformation partnership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Forum der Generationen, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, Germany


Simulation on the financial transaction tax, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut Bad Bevensen, Germany

 

Simulation on the financial transaction taxDomspatzen, Regensburg, Germany

 

Workshop on simulation developmentAkademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung, Tutzing, Deutschland

Workshop on developing a simulation on the Arab League for pupils at schools

 

Applied Policy Research, Center for Applied Policy Research, Munich, Germany

Seminar on applied policy research for Egyptian students funded through the transformation partnership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Workshop on simulation development, Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University, Ukraine

Development of a simulation with Ukrainian students on the topic Eastern Partnership funded through the "Sonderprogramm Ukraine" of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Finanztransaktionssteuer in der EU -  Längst überfällig oder sinnlos? Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Recklinghausen, Deutschland

Simulation of the ECOFIN on the topic financial tranaction tax

 

Workshop on simulation development, Faculty of Legal, Political, and Social Sciences of Tunis,

University of Carthage, Tunesia
Development of a simulation on the Arab League with Tunesian students funded through the transformation partnership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
 

2012

 

The Union for the Mediterranean after the Arab Spring, Center for Applied Policy Research, Munich, Germany

Simulation of the Union for the Mediterranean with students from Tunisia and Germany funded through the transformation partnership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Bewährung in der Krise? Die EU im Widerstreit zwischen Solidarität und nationalen Interessen, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Tutzing, Germany

Simulation of the Eurogroup on the topic financial tranaction tax

 

Simulation of the Eurogroup on the topic financial tranaction tax, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Greifswald, Germany

 

Workshop on Policy Reserach Tools, National Democratic Institute, Amman, Jordan

 

2011

 

Europäische Integration, Katholisches Schulwerk Bayern, Hirschberg, Germany

Part IV of the advanced tarining program Sozialkunde für Geschichtslehrer

 

Woher kommt der Strom der Zukunft? Evangelische Akademie Loccum, Germany

Simulation for vocational school students on the topic climate change

 

Die Europäische Union vor alten Problemen und neuen Herausforderungen, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Tutzing, Germany

Simulation of the European Parliament on the topic climate change

 

Die Europäische Union und ihre aktuelle Entwicklung, Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung, Tutzing, Germany

Simulation on climate policy in the European Union

 

2010

 

Das politische System der BRD, Katholisches Schulwerk Bayern, Hirschberg, Germany

Part I of the advanced training program Sozialkunde für Geschichtslehrer

 

20 Jahre Deutsche Einheit, Tandem, Würzburg, Germany

Simulation of the European Parliament for German, French and Czech students

 

Toleranz – Offenheit – Innovation. Internationale Spitzenforschung in

Greifswald, Welcome Center der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald, Germany

Head of organising committee, moderation, selection and invitation of participants

 

Die Europäische Union auf dem Weg aus der Krise? Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Tutzing, Germany

Simulation of the European Parliament about the topic Ban on first person shooters

 

2009

 

15th anniversary Munich European Forum e.V., Munich European Forum e.V., Munich, Germany

Head of organising committee, moderation, introduction of the Alumni program

 

Die EU-Mitgliedstaaten und die östliche Nachbarschaft, Center for Applied Policy Research, Munich, Germany

Head of organising committee, budgeting, moderation, editor of conference publication

 

Europa vor der Wahl, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Tutzing, Germany

Simulation of the European Parliament for teachers

 

Beyond Europe's near abroad - Opportunities and Risks for EU and

NATO in Africa and Asia, Munich European Forum e.V., Leuven, Belgium

Head of organising committee, budgeting, selection of participants, fundraising

 

2008

 

European and Transatlantic Policies towards China and Russia -

Competition or Cooperation? Munich European Forum e.V., Leuven, Belgium

Head of organising committee, budgeting, selection of participants, fundraising

 

2007

 

Understanding Security and Teaching it, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Kiev, Ukraine

Training for the Expert Team Ukraine for Europe

 

Welcome to Germany, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Munich, Germany

Simulation of the North Atlantic Council für Serbian students

 

Europe Challenged 50 Years After Rome - Debating New Ideas for a

Future Together, Munich European Forum e.V., Leuven, Belgium

Chair simulation North Atlantic Council, budgeting, fundraising

 

2006

 

Model NATO, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Portorož, Slovenia

Head of organising committee, budgeting, moderation

 

European Seminar, European Geography Association, Bad Aussee, Austria

Chair simulation on EU enlargement

 

Towards New Horizons: Critical Challenges to the International

Community, Munich European Forum e.V., Leuven, Belgium

Chair simulation North Atlantic Council, fundraising


Summer Schools

August 2016

Seminars for the Next Europe Program of the Munich International Summer University, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna, Austria

 

August 2015

Seminars for the Approaching the European Union Program of the Munich International Summer University, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

August 2014

Seminars for the Approaching the European Union Program of the Munich International Summer University, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

June 2014

Summer School on European Security, 

National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Kiev, Ukraine

Funded through the "Sonderprogramm Ukraine" of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

August 2013

Head of the European Studies Intensive Program of the Munich International Summer University, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

Juli 2013

Workshops "Economic, Environmental & Social Aspects of Neighbourhood Policy" and "Central European Security in a Changing World" at the 10th DRC Summer School on Regional Co-­operation, Andrássy University, Budapest, Hungary 

 

August 2012

Head of the European Studies Intensive Program of the Munich International Summer University, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

August 2011

Head of the European Studies Intensive Program of the Munich International Summer University, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

August 2010

Head of the European Studies Intensive Program of the Munich International Summer University, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

August 2009

Seminars for the Munich International Summer University, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

 

June 2009

Seminars for the Munich International Summer University, Center for Applied Policy Research Munich, Germany

 

University seminars

Winter term 2014/2015

European Governance und Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

 

Winter term 2013/2014

National & Comaparative Governance, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

 

Summer term 2013
European Governance, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

 

Winter term 2012/2013

European Governance, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

 

Winter term 2011/12

Aktuelle Herausforderungen internationaler Politik für die Arbeitsweise Internationaler Organisationen am Beispiel der EU, NATO und G20 (in conjunction with a simulation conference in Leuven, Belgium), Georg-August-University Göttingen

 

Winter term 2010/11

Die Nachfolgestaaten Jugoslawiens, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

 

Summer term 2010
Politische Akteure in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

Wahlsystem und Wählerverhalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

Politische Akteure in der deutschen Europapolitik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

 

Winter term 2009/10
Die politischen Systeme Westeuropas – Einführung in analytische und methodische Grundlagen der Vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

 

Summer term 2009
The political system of the Federal Republic of Germany, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute für Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Tutorat zur Vorbereitung auf die Zwischenprüfung im Bereich Politische Systeme, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute für Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 

Winter term 2008/09
Das politische System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute für Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Einführung in die Arbeitsweise Internationaler Organisationen am Beispiel der EU und NATO ((in conjunction with a simulation conference in Leuven, Belgium; together with Christine Polsfuß), Geschwister-Scholl-Institute für Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Tutorat zur Vorbereitung auf die Zwischenprüfung im Bereich Politische Systeme, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute für Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 

Summer term 2008
Tutorat zur Vorbereitung auf die Zwischenprüfung im Bereich Politische Systeme,
Geschwister-Scholl-Institute für Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 

Winter term 2007/08

Tutorat zur Vorbereitung auf die Zwischenprüfung im Bereich Politische Systeme, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute für Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich