Andreas is a Researcher at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin and Brussels, and holds a Master in International Relations from the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam. At the Ecologic Institute he works on various policy research projects for EU and German public sector clients, including the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (DG Energy), the German Ministry for Environment, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and the Federal Foreign Office. His project work includes policy analysis related to EU and German Climate & Energy Policy, facilitating transatlantic dialogue on energy and the environment, as well as monitoring and communicating developments in the German Energiewende. Prior to working for the Ecologic Institute, Andreas gained work experience in the German Bundestag and the energy policy unit of DG Energy. He also made research stays at the University of Nagoya in Japan, as well as The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, India. Due to his background in European and international affairs Andreas is particularly interested in exploring key differences in perspective held in the Czech Republic and Germany on shared crises and developing ideas of how to build bridges towards common positions. He is a native speaker of German and English and has been learning Czech next to his studies and work since the spring of 2012.