Co-founder & Director
Anette Sonnbäck is co-founder and director of A Path for Europe. Her areas of interests include EU Security and Defence, EU Neighbourhood policy and Enlargement, EU Arctic Policy and Migration.
She has graduated from Stockholm University (Sweden) where she studied Global Development and Political Science, with an exchange semester at Science Po Aix-en-Provence (France), and she has been studying for a master’s degree in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University (UK) with a focus on Security and the EU as a global actor. She has worked for a Swedish regional office in Brussels with policy areas such as transport infrastructure and environment. She is fluent in English, Swedish, German and Serbian.
As director Anette is responsible for managing A Path for Europe, overseeing the working groups, for PR/social media and for event management.
Co-founder & Director
Oliver Pollakowsky is co-founder and director of A Path for Europe. His areas of interests include European Law (in particular competition law), EU-US bilateral relations and international trade.
He has been studying law at Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and LUISS Guido Carli (Italy) with a focus on European contract and competition law. Oliver holds a scholarship from the Foundation of German Business (sdw). He is fluent in English and German.
As director Oliver is responsible for developing and managing A Path for Europe, the international future hubs as well as for public affairs.
Klement Camaj is Associate Director for PfEU. His areas of interest include the EU Enlargement states, concentrating on the Western Balkan countries, as well as migration patterns and the geopolitical climate of the region mentioned above. He is currently working on his PhD in Cultural Diplomacy and Migration with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin and the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow.
Klement has his master’s degree in Geopolitics, Territory, and Security from King’s College London, a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Radford University, Virginia, USA, where he graduated with honours. Furthermore, Klement is a polyglot speaking fluent Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, with advanced level of Russian, Spanish and Italian.
Dr. Doris Wu
Dr. Doris Wu is a research associate for A Path for Europe. Her areas of interests include EU Environmental, Migration and Public Health policies from the angle of climate change. She is currently based in Berlin as a freelance science writer and editor.
She recently completed her PhD as part of the International Max Planck Research School “The Leipzig School of Human Origins” based at Leipzig University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany). As a guest doctoral candidate at the Robert Koch Institute (Berlin, Germany), she worked on topics related to zoonotic disease transmission (i.e., malaria and respiratory diseases), health and sociality in non-human primates. She has a MRes in Primatology from the University of Roehampton (London, UK) and a double BSc in Biology and Psychology (minor in Political Science) from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA). She conducted fieldwork in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire. She speaks English, has beginner level French and Mandarin Chinese and is currently learning German.
As a research associate, Doris will help develop research programs, organize events and publish articles on a regular basis.
Mariasole Forlani is a permanent author for A Path for Europe. Her areas of interests include trade between the EU and third countries, economic sanctions and EU Foreign Policy with a focus on EU-US and EU-Balkan relations. She is currently a MPhil/PhD student in International and EU Law at King’s College London.
She graduated in Law at Università Bocconi (Italy) and she had a study exchange at the Graduate Institute Geneva (Switzerland). She chose to specialize in Public International Law and gained an LL.M. from Leiden University (The Netherlands). Mariasole has completed several traineeships for governments, international organizations and the private sector. She speaks Italian and English fluently and has a good command of French.
As permanent author, Mariasole will contribute to the research publishing articles on a regular basis.
Elvira is a guest author for A Path for Europe. Her areas of interest include EU Foreign Policy and European Security and Defence, with a focus on hybrid warfare and cyber security. She is currently an officer at the Swedish Armed Forces.
She has graduated from the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm where she studied Political Science with a focus on Crisis Management and Security. During this period, she was also mentorship manager at the Stockholm Association of International Affairs and she later had a public affairs traineeship at Saab Defence and Security, gaining first-hand defence industry experience. Elvira speaks Swedish and English fluently and has a very good command of Spanish.
As a guest author, Elvira will contribute to our research on an intermittent basis with her specialised knowledge in security and defence.
Nora Happel is a guest author for A Path for Europe. Her areas of interests include EU foreign policy, the Franco-German partnership, conflicts in the Middle East, EU-Russia relations, transatlantic relations, democracy, disinformation, terrorism and populism.
She holds a master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in Franco-German Studies from Regensburg University/Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand. Following her studies she worked as Speechwriter for David McAllister MEP at the European Parliament and for two political consultancies in London. She has also done a traineeship at the European Commission Representation in Berlin and internships at the German Embassy in Luxembourg, the Saxon State Chancellery in Dresden, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Prague, a human rights NGO in Nuremberg and a news agency at the United Nations in New York. She is fluent in French, German and English and has a basic knowledge of Russian and Portuguese.
As guest author, she will contribute to our research on an intermittent basis.
Yasmina is a guest author for A Path for Europe. Her areas of interest include European integration, EU politicization and EU Foreign Affairs with a focus on post-Brexit EU-UK relations. She is currently a Master student in International Affairs at the Hertie School (Germany) with a focus on Security and Sustainability.
She has graduated from the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management. Her undergraduate program included two semesters abroad, which she spent at Hogeschool van Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Argentina). Yasmina has worked in the private sector and is currently working for an international NGO. As a scholar of the Foundation of German Business (sdw), she participated in several Model United Nations conferences, volunteered for AIESEC and engaged in a community service project in Argentina. She is fluent in German, English, Arabic and Spanish.
As a guest author, Yasmina will intermittently contribute to our research with her specialized knowledge in European integration and EU-UK relations.
Alex Schmidtke is a guest author for A Path for Europe. His areas of interest include EU Constitutional Law, especially the EU institutions, as well as EU Foreign Policy and Security and Defence aspects. He is a Law Clerk in Berlin and will take the Second State Examination in Law in 2021.
He studied German Law at the University of Freiburg (Germany), with an exchange in Strasbourg (France). In his postgraduate studies (LL.M.) at the University of Leuven (Belgium) he focussed on European and International Public Law. Afterwards, he worked in the European Parliament, accompanying the work of the Legal Affairs Committee. He has been working for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since 2011, organizing events and developing a project on international politics, besides having held a scholarship. He is fluent in German, English, Spanish and Catalan, has a good command of French and basic knowledge in Italian and Dutch.
As a Berlin-based guest author, Alex will contribute to our research on an intermittent basis with his insights into European politics and EU Constitutional Law besides organizing events for A Path for Europe and the PfEU Future Hub Berlin.