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Former State Secretary of Hamburg, Almut Möller joins the EPC as Director for European and Global Affairs and head of the Europe in the World programme

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European Policy Centre

Date: 01/07/2024
The European Policy Centre (EPC) is thrilled to announce Almut Möller as the newly appointed Director for European and Global Affairs and head of the Europe in the World programme at the EPC. A political scientist with 25 years of experience, Almut Möller joins the EPC after more than four years as State Secretary and Plenipotentiary of the German federal state of Hamburg, where she was in charge of German and EU legislation, as well as foreign affairs.

On joining the EPC, Almut Möller said:
"I am hugely excited to join the EPC, the leading independent think tank on EU affairs in Brussels. As the new legislature kicks off after the European Parliament elections, I am thrilled to be working with a great team to make a contribution to a strong, prosperous and democratic EU. I have always believed in the important role of think tanks in European integration, and the EPC as both a research and membership organisation is well placed to play such a role. My recent experience in government will inform relevant policy advice at a crucial time for the EU.”

"Our free and democratic Union is under threat from both in and outside. We should never take the EU for granted. We need to fight for our Union, and I am glad to make a contribution.”

"Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and an overall challenging neighbouring and global environment mean that the EU and its members need to step up significantly in the coming years to bring back and secure peace, prosperity and cohesion in Europe for generations to come. I am convinced that both EU and member states can collectively mobilize the resources to create a good future for EU citizens. With a new role for the EU in European security, the EPC has taken an important strategic decision by strengthening its capacity for research and policy advice in security and defence. I am looking forward to helping shape this work and support EU policy making in the coming years."

Fabian Zuleeg, EPC Chief Executive and Chief Economist added:

"We are incredibly excited and honoured to have Almut Möller join our ranks at the EPC. More than two years after the watershed moment of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, these are testing times for the European Union, amid the rise in the far-right forces, and the continuing permacrisis. It is essential to have the right expertise by our side and Almüt will reinforce the EPC at this crucial time for EUrope."

Declan Kelleher, Chair of the EPC’s governing board also welcomed Almut Möller:

‘’The EPC is delighted to welcome Almut, a woman of incredible expertise and distinction. Almut’s experience in working in think tanks and government and her vast knowledge of European and global affairs make her the perfect person to lead our Europe in the World programme.’’

Notes to editors

Before joining the government of the German federal state of Hamburg, Almut headed the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations as well as the EU programme at the German Council on Foreign Relations. She started her professional career in think tanks in the late 1990s at the Center for Applied Policy Research at LMU Munich university, where she also completed her M.A. Her areas of expertise include EU institutions and politics, foreign and security policy, and multilevel governance.

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