Board of directors

Daniela Schwarzer

Member of the Board of Directors of the Jacques Delors Institute.

Member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board

Daniela Schwarzer is a leading expert on European and international affairs and has had a 20-year career at renowned think tanks, foundations and universities.

She is regularly consulted as an expert and policy advisor. She is a member of the working group convened in 2023 by the French and German governments on reforming the EU and, from 2020 to 2022, served as special advisor to the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell. She also advised France and Poland during their respective EU presidencies and was a consultant to the French prime minister’s Centre dʼAnalyse Stratégique. She is a member of the supervisory boards of BNP Paribas and Covivio, an honorary board member of DGAP and a member of the advisory board of the Jacques Delors Centre, Berlin, and a Council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). In 2017, she was inducted into the French Legion of Honor.