Areas of Expertise

  • Public innovation
  • Good governance and transformation in Central and Eastern Europe


German, English, French, Polish

Since 2015, Claire Luzia Leifert has been a program officer in DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. There, she works for the Carl Friedrich Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance. Since November 2018, she also heads DGAP’s Impact & Innovation Lab, which supports the development of new formats and offers further training for DGAP employees. 

Before joining DGAP, Leifert spent two years working as a project manager at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in the fields of social policy and education and science. Since 2006, she has been working as a freelance project manager and trainer in Germany and abroad, focusing on democracy and active civil society, Europe, and public innovation.
Leifert studied European studies and international relations in Maastricht, Montreal, Berlin, and Vancouver. She is an alumna of the HPI School of Design Thinking, an adult education trainer (certified by artop – Institute at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), and a senior fellow at Humanity in Action. From 2016 to 2018, she was an honorary member of the executive board of MitOst e.V.



Claire Luzia Leifert