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.
Katja Anger studied International Relations and Business Administration at the American University of Paris and New York University. She continued with a Master’s programme at Sciences Po Paris in International Security. During her studies she gained work experience at Amnesty International in France, GIZ in Rwanda, and at the Peacekeeping School in Mali. After the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 she worked there for a year and a half in the domain of child protection. Her project focuses on violence prevention through peace education in conflict and post-conflict countries.