Janssen studied European Studies in Maastricht, Geneva and Padua. He has worked in Brussels and Istanbul and specializes on European and Turkish Foreign Policy.
Since 2010, the Dutch politician is the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and became one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Commission. Prior to this, she was, among other things, EU Commissioner for Competition and the Dutch Minister of Transport.
Achim Hurrelmann is Associate Director of Carleton University’s Center for European Studies. He teaches in the areas of comparative politics, European integration, and state theory. Hurrelmann is Associate Director of Carleton University’s Center for European Studies. Hurrelmann currently examines whether (and how) the Eurozone financial crisis has led to an increased politicization of EU affairs in the European population. He also compares trends in the discursive politicization and legitimation of European integration to equivalent developments in North American regionalism.
Paula Diehl is a political scientist who works for the Humboldt University Berlin. Her focus lies on political theory and sociology, as well as representation, populism and national socialism.
Oleg Shymanskyi has majored in political science and focuses on EU foreign and security policy. Oleg is also a long-time member of the European Youth Parliament where he devoted much effort to non-formal education and training. After an internship at the EU Delegation in Jakarta, he moved back to Ukraine to work as a freelance analyst, covering the events taking place in his country.
Vincent-Immanuel Herr is an activist and author from Berlin, who focuses on intergenerational justice and European youth. He studied history, political science, and sociology in the United States and Germany and has published articles on a variety of aspects in German and international newspapers (e.g. Die ZEIT, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Christian Science Monitor). He is part of the activist team Herr & Speer since 2013 and co-founded the Young European Collective initiative in 2014 (both with the support of Stiftung Mercator), whose members contribute to the column „Who, If Not Us?“.
Stylia Kampani has been active in different European youth organizations including the Young European Federalists (JEF) where she is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the New Federalist magazine. She studied International and European Studies in Piraeus and Bremen, and now continues her graduate studies in Political Economy in Berlin. She is also assisting the work of Jacques Delors Institute and is part of the Young European Collective whose members contribute to the column “Who, If Not Us”?
A native of Strasbourg, Jessica Bracker has a longstanding interest in the European construction. She has studied European and International Law in Strasbourg and London and now continues her graduate studies in competition and regulatory law at the Freie Universität Berlin. She was member of several student associations and took part in a monthly student newspaper for which she wrote multiple articles, most notably about the new Commission under Juncker and the Energy Union.
Antje Scharenberg likes to ask questions, particularly on topics like media, sociology, consumer culture, generational politics, and higher education. She studied Media, Communication and Culture in Hamburg and London and is currently working on a research project exploring young people’s views on contemporary society. Antje is a member of European Alternatives and the Young European Collective, whose members contribute to the column “Who, If Not Us?”.
Thomas Goujat-Gouttequillet is a political and social sciences student in Paris and Berlin, where he focuses on European affairs, LGBTQ+ rights and environmental policies. He is also actively involved in the European Youth Parliament and is part of the Young European Collective, whose members contribute to the column “Who, If Not Us?”.