Susanne Zels

Program Director
#evidencebasedpolicy #datadrivenpolitics #goodgovernance

Susanne leads our Policy and Partnerships team. In this role, she and her team promote and strengthen evidence-based decision making. As a long-time policy analyst and consultant, Susanne is well-versed in the German and European political scene, particularly in the areas of energy security and democracy. She studied history, politics and international relations in Germany and the UK.

Phone +49 30 220025-478
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"Our European values cannot be taken for granted and we must tirelessly promote and fight to preserve them."


  • Pornschlegel, Sophie; Zels, Susanne (2020) “Safeguarding European values: The case for a European Agency for Citizenship Education” Brussels: European Policy Centre
  • Pornschlegel, Sophie; Zels, Susanne (21.10.2020) “Kämpfen für mehr Gemeinsamkeit; Warum wir eine Europäische Agentur für politische Bildung brauchen“ Die Zeit
  • Zels, Susanne (2019) „Cybersicherheit in der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft; Faktor Mensch“; BDEW