I am a 33-year-old global citizen. My name is Johannes Langer and grew up in Salzburg, Austria. However, I have also lived in Colombia, Lithuania, Sweden, Belgium, the U.S., Kenya, and Tanzania. Since August 2017, I am based in Hamburg, Germany.
I am passionate about politics, history, peacebuilding, conflict transformation and European integration. My regional focus is the European Union, East Africa and Colombia. I am very much pro-European to overcome nationalism and strengthen internal peace in Europe, thus I have been more than a decade a member of the Young European Federalists (JEF).
Moreover, I am co-coordinating with Eliana Jimeno the Towards an Inclusive Peace forum in Caux, Switzerland, since 2017 and the next event takes place 8-12 July 2019 where we address violent extremism from a peacebuilding perspective and focus on the topic of prevention.
I have received Magister degrees in history as well as political science from Vienna University, Austria, while I also studied with Erasmus for one year at Uppsala University, Sweden. In addition, I have an M.A. degree from American University in Washington D.C. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution thanks to a Fulbright scholarship.