Ulrike Stern

Research Assistant to the Otto Wolff-Director of the Research Institute

Areas of Expertise

  • German and EU foreign policy towards Eastern Europe
  • Eastern Partnership of the EU (focus on Ukraine)
  • European enlargement policy (focus on Albania)

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Ulrike Stern has been assistant to the Otto Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the DGAP since 2010 and a program officer at the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia since 2011. Prior to that she served as a program assistant at the center, beginning in 2008.

She studied political science, sociology and media and communication in Düsseldorf and Vilnius, and European studies in Berlin. Since 2013 she has been working toward her PhD in political science at the Freie Universität, Berlin.


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Selected Publications

Albania’s Long Road into the European Union
Internal political power struggle blocks central reforms
by Ulrike Stern, Sarah Wohlfeld
DGAPanalyse 11, September 25, 2012, 22 pp.
Albania’s Long Road into the European Union
Albania wants to join the EU. The country hopes for a positive evaluation from the EU Commission in its October progress report and to be awarded candidate status in time for the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence. But this seems doubtful. Fierce polarization between the governing Democratic Party and the opposition Socialist Party has so far prevented rapid advances in the reform process.
Category: European Union, Enlargement Process, Europe, Albania
Crossing Borders
Rethinking the European Union’s Neighborhood Policies
by Almut Möller, Cornelius Adebahr, Claire Demesmay, Carsten Främke, Lucas Lypp, Marie-Lena May, Stefan Meister, Katrin Sold, Marek Souček, Ulrike Stern, Marcel Viëtor, Natasha Wunsch
DGAPanalyse 2, August 18, 2011, 100 pp.
Crossing Borders
The debt crisis calls for the EU’s full attention – and threatens to supplant the fact that urgent action is needed on Europe’s periphery. The revolutions in North Africa demand answers; further EU enlargement needs to be planned and implemented. There are many common topics that link the European Union and its neighbors, from energy to migration. Thus, cross-border space must be created in which EU policies on a range of topics can be further developed
Category: European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Eastern Partnership, European Union, Europe, Eastern Europe


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