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.
Vera Lamprecht studied International Security and Political Science at Sciences Po Paris, Freie Universität Berlin, and St. Petersburg State University. She gained work experience at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), with the policy team of the Munich Security Conference, and at the German Mission to the United Nations in New York. Vera also organized workshops and events on women, peace, and security in Berlin and Kyiv with the grassroots think tank Polis180. As a Mercator Fellow, she will explore conditions conducive to the participation of civil society actors within diplomatic conflict resolution processes.