Sören Haffer is Senior Events Manager and Coordinator, Transatlantic Events. He has worked with Ecologic Institute since 2007 and has many years of professional experience in conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing international events in various formats and sizes. Sören Haffer is responsible for Ecologic Institute’s Public Diplomacy activities that include study tours, media dialogues, summer schools, and other exchange-oriented dialogue formats. Sören Haffer works in English and German and has advanced knowledge of Polish and Spanish.
Many of his projects focus on climate and energy policy, specifically the German Energy Shift (Energiewende). Examples include study tours for decision makers and journalists from London or transatlantic sister city and media dialogues, e.g., in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA), on local climate protection and renewable energy initiatives.
Before joining Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Sören Haffer worked with the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington, DC (three years) and Warsaw, Poland (two years), where he coordinated the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Transatlantic Program and the Europe Dialogue Program, respectively. Key activities both in Poland and the USA included content development and the implementation of workshops, visitor programs, and conferences. He has established extensive networks with decision makers, representatives from think tanks and NGOs, and members of international organizations and the media.
Sören Haffer studied political science, economics, and education in Heidelberg (Germany) and San Diego (USA) and holds an MA in political science from the Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg. In his studies, he focused on international environmental, trade, and development policy issues. Before beginning his studies, Sören Haffer completed an apprenticeship with a German credit union in Kiel.