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Luisa Maria Schweizer

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Luisa Maria Schweizer works as an advisor to the Board of Directors at the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (Foundation EVZ). While advising on strategic direction and content development, she also runs her own projects within the organization, such as the recently established EVZ Hub in Prague (Czech Republic), to better connect and serve EVZ’s partners in Central and East European countries. Luisa Maria Schweizer is an anthropologist and literary scientist by education and was a member of the research project ”Other Europes / Europe’s Others: Social Imagination in Transnational Movements and Urban Public Spheres” at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her main fields of interest are migration, new forms of political participation and movement studies. Before joining the Foundation, she worked as Program Director at Humanity in Action in Berlin and as a social campaigner in the field of political education. Since 2010, Luisa Maria Schweizer has been the co-founder and chairwoman of European Alternatives Berlin e.V., the German section of a transnational NGO which promotes democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation state. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of European Alternatives, an alumna with the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, a member of the Bosch Alumni Network and the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network. Ms. Schweizer spends her free time in handstand optimizing her yoga practice and enjoys Italian cooking and wine, Gaga Movement Language and music.