Florence Schimmel has been working as a research fellow in DGAP’s Security and Defense Program since July 2020. There, she works on the project “Building Blocks for a Sustainable Approach to EU Civilian Capabilities.” She had previously served as that program’s assistant since September 2019.
Before joining DGAP, Schimmel worked for various chairs and communication agencies during her studies. She also completed internships in the analysis department of the Center for International Peace Operations, in the strategic international cooperation division of the German Federal Ministry of Defense’s in-house consultancy, and in the Security and Defense Program of DGAP.
Schimmel studied philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke (BA Arts) and completed her master's degree with a focus on security policy at the Hertie School of Governance (MA International Affairs) in June 2020.