Prof. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer is a member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board. She was director of DGAP from November 2016 to April 2021.
Daniela Schwarzer is a leading expert on European and international affairs and has had a 20-year career at renowned think tanks, foundations and universities.
She is regularly consulted as an expert and policy advisor. She is a member of the working group convened in 2023 by the French and German governments on reforming the EU and, from 2020 to 2022, served as special advisor to the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell. She also advised France and Poland during their respective EU presidencies and was a consultant to the French prime minister’s Centre dʼAnalyse Stratégique. She is a member of the supervisory boards of BNP Paribas and Covivio, a member of the advisory board of the Jacques Delors Institute/Center, Paris/Berlin, and a Council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). In 2017, she was inducted into the French Legion of Honor.
There is a growing consensus that the EU has to become a geopolitical actor. To achieve this goal, numerous constraints will need to be overcome. Priorities include defining its position vis-à-vis the incoming Biden administration—and China.