Range of Services










LFA Group: learning for action link- Evaluation for the Ashoka Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Ashoka's News & Knowledge Fellow link Abgeordnetenwatch)

Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen e.V. (Independent Institute on the Environment Association) link

Deutsche Welle Broadcasting, Strategic Planning link

Greenpeace Germany link

Hochschulsport Hamburg (Hamburg University Sports) link

Campact link

European Council, Summer University for Democracy

University of Hamburg link

Allgemeiner Deutscher Hochschulsportverband (adh) (German University Sports Association) link

Hamburgische Bürgerschaft, Bürgerschaftskanzlei, Präsidialbereich (Hamburg Parliament, President's Office) link

Hamburgische Bürgerschaft, Enquete-Kommission Schulentwicklung (Hamburg Parliament, Commission on School Development) link

Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung (German Wildlife Foundation) link

Kreissportverband Stormarn (Stormarn Sports Association) link

Bezirksamt Harburg, Presse- & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (District Office of Hamburg Harburg, Media & Public Relations Department) link

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) link

Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre praktischer Politik (BAPP) (post-graduate training institution) link

Goethe-Institut Salvador/Bahia (Instituto Cultural Brasil Alemanha) link

Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg link

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (Foundation of the SPD) link

Hans-Böckler-Foundation (Foundation of the German Trade Union Association) Link

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Foundation of the CDU) Link

University of Hamburg, Research Centre Media and Politics link

and others

University Teaching

Junior professorship (stand-in) "International Comparative Media Systems Research" at the University of Hamburg link

University of Hamburg, Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies link, Erasmus Mundus Programme Journalism and Media within Globalisation link, Institute for Political Science link

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Master Programme Political Communication link

Macromedia University in Hamburg, Media and Communication Programme link


Interviews, public lectures , panel discussions

International conference "Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies"Alghero, Sardinia - Talk "Four Evolving Types of Online Grassroots Campaigning in Germany (together with Dr. Mundo Yang), June 2015 link

International Workshop University Siegen: The New Politics of Lifestyles. Consumer Participation On-/Offline - Lecture "Web based Campaigns as New Forms of Participation", September 2014 link

Schomerus & Partner - Forum Gemeinnützigkeit - Lecture about volunteering and the impact of the internet, September 2014 link

Ratsherren-Runde - Wirtschaftsforum - Lecture about the impact of new media on political Communication - Rostock, September 2013

re:campaign 2013 - Lecture about e-participation for NGOs, Berlin, May 2013 (Event website link, lecture link, slides link)

re:publica 2013 - panel discussion about the effects and usefulness of e-petitionswith Judith Orland (Oxfam), Felix Kolb (Campact) and Markus Winkler (WWF) (event website link, video link)

Evangelischen Akademie der Nordkirche - Lecture about changes in political communication, Schwerin, March 2013 link

Conference "Internet & Partizipation", Conference concept and organization, introductory lecture, lecture about grassrootscampaiging as a tool for civil society participation , December 2012 link

Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile, different lectures in front of students as well as one interview for University televison, all part of the Erasmus Mundus Lecturer Exchange, October 2012 link

Radio Bremen - Interview about the usage of new media technologies during the riots in the UK, August 2011

Council of Europe - Lecture about Internet and participation, Interview about the significance of the internet for democratic devlopments, June 2011

ORF.at - "Graswurzeln aus Plastik" by Michael Schmid, Interview about Astroturfing, May 2011

Bayrischer Rundfunk, Bayern Zwei - Tagesgespräch, Call-in radio show regarding the political potential of the internet, February 2011

University of Hamburg, conference on PR and journalism, lecture about NGO-PR and newsworthiness, February 2011

Swiss Radio DRS3 - Interview about the WWF, February 2011

NDR 90,3, Interview about the online election campaigning in Hamburg, February 2011

University of Hamburg, lecture about "Internet & Grassroots", January 2011

Bayrischer Rundfunk, on3.de - Interview about e-petitions, January 2011

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation - guest at a panel discussion about the participatory potential of the internet, November 2010

Bayern 2 Zündfunk, Interview zur online public relations, Oktober 2010

and other


Pro Bono

Alumni Universität Hamburg e.V. Alumni

Rudergesellschaft Hansa, Hamburg link - organizational consultancy, press and public relations, member survey, fundraising activities, rowing teacher for "Rowing against Cancer" Link

Allgemeinen Alsterclub/Landesruderverband Hamburg link - press and public relations - SpeedRows regattas in 2003 and 2004 / FISA Masters Worlds Regatta 2004

and other