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.
Hélène Pfeil studied political science at Sciences Po Paris and at the University of St. Andrews. She graduated with a Double Masters Degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. After having gained early professional experience with UNDP in Bratislava and the online newspaper “Opinion Internationale”, she worked for two years for the London Think Tank “Institute for Strategic Dialogue”. During her year as a Mercator fellow, she will explore how new information and communication technologies can foster good governance, transparency and citizen engagement.