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.
Florian Egli holds a Master’s degree in international economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. He has worked as a political consultant on innovation and environmental economics at Ecoplan AG, at the OECD and at the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) in Geneva on innovation and environmental economics. He was global shaper of the World Economic Forum and member of the board of directors at foraus – Swiss Forum Foreign Policy. During his fellowship, he is investigating directed technological change towards a green economy with a focus on guiding policies and financing mechanisms.