Digital enthusiast focusing on AI, data and the EU's digital transition. Soft spot for interinstitutional reforms and the 'Better Regulation Agenda'. Cooperative and pragmatic approach, always trying to strike a balance. Annoyed by stagnation, ideological mindsets and political power plays in the EU institutions and elsewhere.
Graduated in politics and law, after specializing in Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis as well as in Constitutional and European Law. Studied Political Science (B.A.) at University of Bremen, Law (First German state examination / Dipl.-Jur.) at University of Freiburg / York / Münster, and International Relations (M.Sc.) at University of Edinburgh.
Started his professional life as Research Associate at the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Brussels, before moving to the European Parliament as Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser for MEP Axel Voss (EPP Group) in mid-2017. Member of the OECD.AI Network of Experts since 2021. Awarded best MEP Assistant in 2023 ("APA who has gone above and beyond in his duties") and ranked Place #13 in Politico's Power 40 - class 2023 ("top influencers who are most effectively setting the agenda in politics, public policy and advocacy in Brussels").
Why this website?
Seeing the need for a radical policy change in the EU (not only in digital matters) and believing in the work that has been done, first at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and now in the European Parliament, this website pursues the goal to compile and to illustrate some of the previous as well as current political initiatives meant to trigger and accelerate the necessary transformation process in Brussels and across Europe.
This website contains the draft reports, resolutions and amendments from MEP Voss in the JURI, LIBE and AIDA committee as well as position papers. It also lists public events and publications that I have attended, written or recorded in my individual capacity. While many documents are the work of MEP Voss or of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, all additional remarks are my own and are not necessarily representing the views of MEP Voss, the EPP group, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation or the European Parliament.