The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-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. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
Felix von Blücher, born 1987, resident in Berlin, studied International Relations (B.A.) in Dresden and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile. He also holds a master’s degree in Environment and Resource Management from the Free University of Amsterdam. He has worked as consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva and at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. During his fellowship year, he will analyse the opportunities and challenges related to a greater harmonisation of national renewable energy policies at the European level.