Liska Wittenberg

Liska Wittenberg is a Research Fellow at ZEI, where she completed her Master of European Studies in 2016. She previously graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Communications.

Since 2012 she has held various positions for UNHCR, OSCE and the International Peace Institute. In 2017 she started working on her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt.


Research Fellow
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  •     Article „Covid-19: The EU and Global Norms“, in: ZEI Discussion Paper „Corona und die Verfassung Europas“, C 268/2021.
  •     Book contribution „ Priority 8: The Juncker Commission – Towards a New Policy on Migration”, in: Stüwe, Robert / Panayotopoulos, Thomas (eds.): The Juncker  Commission. Politicizing EU Policies, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2020, p. 169-180, ISBN 978-3-8487-5597-4.
  •      Article “Commission Priority 8: Migration”, in: ZEI Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 7., No. 1, March 2019.
  •      Essay “Migration Governance and the Unfinished Business of the CEAS, ZEI Insight No. 60, November 2018.
  •      Article “The Need for Cooperation in the Mediterranean”, in ZEI Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 6., No. 3, September 2018.
  •      Policy Paper “Managing Mixed Migration: The Central Mediterranean Route to Europe”, New York: International Peace Institute, April 2017.
  •      Article “Commission Priority 8: Migration”, ZEI Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 5., No. 1, February 2017.
  •      Article “The Burden of Burden-Sharing: A United Nations Perspective”, ZEI Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 4., No. 1, April 2016.

As editor

  • ZEI Future of Europe Observer “United in Diversity - Resilient and Consistent Way of Life”, Vol. 12 No. 2, June 2024 (with H. Suder).
  • ZEI Future of Europe Observer “Transformation in Times of War”, Vol. 12 No. 1, March 2024 (with H. Suder).
  • ZEI Future of Europe Observer “The European Green Deal - A Paradigm Shift with Obstacles”, Vol. 11 No. 3, November 2023 (with H. Suder).
  • ZEI Future of Europe Observer “Von der Leyen: Europe's New Deal Despite Corona?”, Vol. 8 No. 1, April 2020 (with R. Stüwe).
  • ZEI-MEDAC Future of Europe Observer “Soft Power Policies in the Mediterranean Region”, Vol. 7 No. 3, November 2019 (with R. Stüwe). 


  • Presentation: „ Covid-19: The EU and Global Norms “, 19. Europakolloquium, Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung, 08 April 2021.


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