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Contact Person

Director Brussels Office
Dr. Markus Ehm
Tel.: +32/2/230-5081

European Policy Dialogue
Angela Ostlender, Programme Manager
Stefanie Langer, Office Manager
Tel.: +32/2/230- 5081

Development Policy/International Cooperation
Katharina Patzelt, Programme Manager
Anne Schley, EU Project Coordinator
Ilke Fidan, Policy Officer
Tel.: +32/2/230-7761


Hanns Seidel Foundation
Brussels Office
Rue du Trône 60
B - 1050 Brussels
Tel. +32 2 2307761
Fax +32 2 2307027


Hanns Seidel Foundation
Lazarettstraße 33
80636 Munich | Germany
Tel.: +49 89 1258-0 | Fax: -356


Jahresbericht 2015
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Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung – In the Service of Democracy, Peace and Development
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Brussels Office

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The Liaison Office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Brussels reflects the important functions of the EU and NATO. The Brussels office is in close contact with the EU institutions, member states representatives, media, associations, and think tanks. Its conferences address current topics of European and international politics and connect decision makers from different levels and countries. Thus the Brussels office is actively involved in promoting a vibrant European public.

The Brussels Office is working in two major thematic areas: European Policy Dialogue and Development Policy Dialogue.

European Policy Dialogue 


  • Policy analysis and reporting on current European issues
  • Political dialogue and information for socio-political decision-makers and multipliers from Germany, Europe and the world
  • Contact point of the Hanns Seidel Foundation to Brussels-based institutions, associations, NGOs etc.
  • Platform for wide-ranging European debate forums and dialogue events

Selected Topics 

  • European integration, consolidation coherence of the EU and Europe as a community based on common values and the rule of law
  • Security policy and global challenges
  • Financial stability, growth and jobs, the internal market, social cohesion

Development Policy Dialogue 


  • Analysis of European development policy
  • Organization and implementation of delegation programmes and conferences together with international project partners of the HSF
  • Networking with actors of European international cooperation and representatives of think tanks 
  • Coordination of EU projects of the HSF in the field of development cooperation
  • Support in the application and implementation process of EU projects for the HSF offices abroad

Selected Topics 

  • Promotion of democracy and the rule of law
  • Sustainable development
  • Human Rights and the role of civil society
  • Joint Africa-EU Strategy
  • European Neighbourhood Policy

Partners and Networks 

  • The Brussels Office represents the HSF in the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP). ENoP participates in consultations with EU institutions, organises public conferences as well as internal trainings and publishes strategy papers. As a founding member, a member of the steering committee and co-chair in two working groups, HSF is strongly committed to ENoP.
  • The Hanns Seidel Foundation is a member of Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (WMCES), the think tank of the European People’s Party (EPP). In cooperation with WMCES and other member foundations of WMCES, transnational European challenges are debated during joint events.
  • The Hanns Seidel Foundation Brussels organizes conferences on its own as well as in cooperation with other foundations or think tanks.

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