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Rolf Bräuer

Diploma in Social Economics

  • 2021: freelance researcher and fellow at the IÖW
  • 2003 - 2021: Head of division/head of a division working group at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety with responsibilities for (most recently) environmental information, data, artificial intelligence, (before that) integration of settlement-related infrastructures / smart city, federal transport infrastructure planning (BVWP 2030), Reduction of land consumption / internal development, lignite remediation in East Germany, (before that), environment and technology / environmental innovation, (before that) federal-state coordination of environmental policy, Commissioner for the Conferences of Environment Ministers, German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) - technical and legal supervision
  • 2002 - 2003: Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Head of Cabinet Division in the Ministry for the Environment and Nature Conservation, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MUNLV), as well as representative of the State of NRW in the Environment Committee of the Bundesrat
  • 1999 - 2002: Research assistant and research coordinator at the Brunswick European Law School of the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel in the Business Law program, main focus: International Business Law and EU Business Law
  • 1995 - 1998: Economic policy advisor to Ursula Schönberger, member of the German Bundestag, spokesperson on nuclear policy for the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group and member of the Committee on Economic Affairs of the German Bundestag
  • 1989 - 1994: Research assistant at the Free University of Berlin, Institute for Economic and Adult Education
  • 1981 - 1988: Chief Executive and Scientific Advisor to the Federal Congress of Development Action Groups (BUKO), the Federal Association of Third World Groups, Third World Shops and Internationalist Solidarity Committees
  • 1981 - 1982: Managing Director of "Werkstatt 3" - Communication and Information Center for Development, Peace and Human Rights, founded in Hamburg-Altona
  • Study and research stays in Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya; cooperation projects with the province of Mpumalanga (South Africa) and Gauteng/Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Studied economics, law, political science, sociology, education, social psychology and ethnology at the Universities of Kiel and Göttingen