Paulina Fröhlich

Deputy Managing Director and Head of Resilient Democracy

Paulina Fröhlich is Deputy Managing Director and Head of the Future of Democracy Programme. She directs innovative dialogue projects, such as “Europa Hört”, designs and curates Innocracy, a conference on democratic transformation, and co-authors discussion papers, such as “Glotzt nicht so romantisch” and the study “Die Talkshow-Gesellschaft”. Fröhlich also heads the development of the digital platform “European Hub for Civic Engagement”. Previously, Paulina worked in water management and development cooperation. In 2016 she co-founded the initiative “Kleiner Fünf”. Capital magazine listed Paulina as TOP40under40 in the category “Society and Science” in 2020. As a commentator on political events, she can often be heard on Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s midday program, as well as regularly on RBB Kultur’s “Die Frage des Tages.” In the winter semester 22/23 Paulina taught as a guest lecturer at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. In 2023 she was appointed to the Forum #Zukunftsstrategie at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.



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