Main focus: Politics & Society in Europe
Twitter handle: @daphnepia
Languages: German, English, French
Topics: democracy, nationalism, europe, engaged arts, activism, social movements, participation, civil society, european feminism, civil society organizations
Services: Talk, Workshop management, Coaching, Interview
Willing to travel for an event.
Willing to talk for nonprofit.
Daphne Büllesbach is Managing Director of the Berlin based Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform that works at the intersection of policy research and offering a platform for participative governance and progressive politics. Having worked almost 10 years in building up European Alternatives, European wide organisation and network which she was heading as Executive Director until end of 2019, she has extensive knowledge of the European civil society and social movements scene.
In 2012 she co-founded the German branch of European Alternatives in Berlin and started the Berlin office of the transnational organisation. Daphne was co-curator of several editions of the art biannual Transeuropa Festival (Belgrade 2015, Madrid 2017, Palermo 2019) bringing together activists and artists by bridging practices and engaged formats.
After years of gathering and connecting progressive voices around Europe, she is experienced in the difficulties of cross-border political work and holds a particular interest for solutions to bridging the local to the transnational.
She holds degrees in European Studies and Social and Political Science from King’s College London, Sciences-Po Paris and Cambridge University. In recent years, she has spoken on political activism, social movements 2.0., participation and mobilisation and solidarity in times of crisis, always with a focus on Europe.
Examples of previous talks / appearances:
December 2, 2015 : Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, in the framework of the exhibition peace 'agora' by the artist Rita McBride
August 31, 2015 : European Forum Alpbach, Austria.
Workshop on the Do's and Dont's of changemaking in Europe.
November 9, 2015: A soul for Europe Conference, Allianz Forum Berlin
Panelist on podium on creative power of urban areas with their cultural institutions and grass-roots initiative and their outstanding role for the European process beyond the local and regional competences
November 10, 2015: Progressives Zentrum Berlin, Moderation of the book presentation "A Populist Signal: why politics and democracy need to change"
February 18, 2020: Invited to speak in the Europe series of the British podcast Another Europe hosted by LSE researcher Luke Cooper and Guardian journalist Zoe Williams.This talk is in: English