Mercator Kolleg fŸr internationale Aufgaben, Portraitaufnahmen und Gruppenfoto beim Vorbereitungsseminar am 07. Juli 2010 in Potsdam, FŸr Oliver Hack, Projektmanager Internationale VerstŠndigung Foto© David Ausserhofer

Florian Neutze


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

An effective development policy? The transformation of German development cooperation as an example for bilateral civil reconstruction in Afghanistan


Security Policy, Development Cooperation, Democratisation, Afghanistan



Short biography

Florian Neutze graduated from the University of Constance and the Universidad de Granada with a degree in political and administrative science, specialising in development, foreign and security policy. After completing his studies, he worked in the office of Frank-Walter Steinmeier during the European and German national election campaign. During his fellowship year, he will explore factors influencing the success of bilateral civilian development cooperation, with a particular focus on Germany’s engagement in Afghanistan.