Julian Rappold is acting head of program for the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies. He had re-joined DGAP as a research fellow in April 2019 after having previously worked there from May 2011 to March 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 also 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.