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Contact Person

Director Brussels Office
Christian Forstner
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, Policy Officer
Anne Schley, EU Project Coordinator
Ilke Fidan, Programme Assistant
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 on current issues 
Implementation of dialogue programmes for socio-political decision-makers from Germany, Europe and the world 
Contact point of the HSF to Brussels based institutions, associations, NGOs etc.
Planning and organization of conferences and panel discussions on European policy issues 

Selected Topics 

Stabilization of the Euro Zone 
Migration and Asylum Policy
National and European Energy Policy 
Europe worldwide and its Strategic Partnerships
Priorities of the rotating EU Presidencies

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 project offices abroad  

Selected Topics 

Promotion of Democracy and Rule of Law 
Human Rights and Role of Civil Society 
EU-Africa Strategy 
Political Islam 
European Neighbourhood Policy 

Partners and Networks 

The Brussels Office represents the HSF in the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) which introduces its members’ development policies guidelines to the EU institutions. ENoP participates in consultations, organizes public conferences as well as trainings and publishes strategy papers. As a founding member the HSF is represented in the steering committee of ENoP.

The Hanns Seidel Foundation is a member of the Centre for European Studies (CES), the think tank of the European People's Party (EPP). Joint events in cooperation with CES and other member foundations of CES are organized in order to discuss transnational European challenges. 

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