The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world.
Berenike Schott studied International Relations, Conflict Resolution, and Arabic at University College Maastricht, University of California at Berkeley, and Georgetown University. She has worked in Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania with the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) among others. As a Mercator Fellow, Berenike will focus on effective and sustainable ways of external support to civil society groups in Egypt and Tunisia.