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.
Insa Nieberg studied European Studies with a focus on international relations and security studies in Magdeburg and Saint Petersburg and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Bath and Humboldt University of Berlin. She gained professional experience working for the Institute for European Politics in Berlin, the UNHCR Liaison Office to the OSCE in Vienna and GIZ in Berlin. During her fellowship, she will focus on different strategies to include non-state actors in political negotiations and mediation processes.