Areas of Expertise

  • European integration
  • German European policy
  • Southern EU member states


German, English, French

Until April 2021, Julian Rappold was a senior fellow at the DGAP’s Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies and project leader of the German-Italian Young Leaders Dialogue – Spinelli Forum. He re-joined DGAP in April 2019 after having previously worked there from 2011 to 2017.

From 2017 to 2019, Rappold headed the project “Connecting Europe,” a joint initiative of the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Mercator Foundation, where he also served as senior policy analyst. From 2015 to 2017, he was an associate researcher for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Prior to that, he worked with the European Parliament and the Ministry of State for Baden-Württemberg.

Rappold studied political science and economics at the University of Freiburg and University of Münster as well as Lyon’s Institut d’Études Politiques. He earned a master’s degree in European studies from the University of Bath, Humboldt-Universität, and Freie Universität Berlin.

In the media


Präsidentschaft in der Pandemie

Der EU-Ratsvorsitz Deutschlands in diesem Jahr steht unter besonders schwierigen Vorzeichen. Was wird anders als sonst, was bleibt gleich? Ein Überblick.

Julian Rappold
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Germany’s Corona Presidency

Germany’s Leadership Role and European Partners’ Expectations
Dr. Claire Demesmay
Julian Rappold
Dr. Anna-Lena Kirch
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Policy Brief