Lisa Schäfer
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Project Manager

Lisa Schäfer is a Project Manager at adelphi, working on local climate protection and climate governance. Her work aims to establish the European climate dialogue at the local level. Through her support of European climate exchange, Lisa is empowering local actors to become trailblazers for climate protection. Lisa consults and supports local communities, which are part of city partnerships for climate change, with the development of projects and programmes, networking and capacity-building. Through this, she is building on her extensive knowledge of EU institutions and politics as well as her comprehensive experience in the areas of policy framing and stakeholder management in the EU.

Lisa's tasks at adelphi include the organization of knowledge management and mutual exchange, as well as coordinating bilateral dialogues on climate action at the local and national levels. Her regional focus is on Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. She is currently responsible for town twinning in a project on networking and joint learning with regard to the EU's climate policy. As part of this project, Lisa advises cities and municipalities on the development of projects related to renewable energy, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and awareness raising, and also establishes cooperation with local partners and identifies national programs for financing climate protection measures. She is experienced in the design, organisation, and implementation of workshops and other dialogue- and capacity-building activities at the European, national, and local level.

Before joining adelphi, Lisa gained work experience in the area of public affairs, in advocacy for regional interests at the European level, and in the energy sector. Moreover, at Dr. Koch Consulting she advised various associations and local businesses in the areas of climate action, nature conservation and health, and also developed numerous communication strategies.

As a scholarship recipient of the Walter Hallstein Programme, she gained experience in subnational lobbying and regional cooperation formats at the Bernstein Group and at the European office of the Stuttgart region in Brussels. Here, she analysed the significance and impact of European legislation at the national level in the areas of consumer protection, gained profound knowledge on the European Commission’s comitology procedure, and identified suitable funding programmes for regional and local decision makers in the area of energy policy.

Lisa completed her master’s degree in Democracy and Governance in Europe at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and at Science Po Paris. Prior to this, she completed her bachelor’s degree in European Studies focusing on political science at the University of Passau. While working at adelphi, Lisa is completing her PhD at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, focusing on decision-making processes and stakeholder management within the European Union. In this context, she has acquired profound knowledge of the theory and application of qualitative methods of comparative political science.

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