The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration is based on an initiative of the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation. The initiative includes seven member foundations. In addition to the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation, the member foundations are: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Freudenberg Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stifterverband and Vodafone Foundation Germany.
Saskia Kollbach is a fully trained lawyer. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Within the framework of her postgraduate legal traineeship (Referendariat), she served at the Federal Ministry of the Interior in the “General issues of migration and refugee policy; EU freedom of movement” division; assisted a refugee and immigration lawyer; and worked at the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) in Ethiopia, in the Support to the African Governance Architecture (AGA) programme .
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Professional background (excerpt):
- Since July 2017, she has been a research associate at SVR’s Annual Report Unit
- Legal trainee (postgraduate) at the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) in Ethiopia, in the Support to the African Governance Architecture (AGA) programme; assistant to the refugee and immigration lawyer Berenice Böhlo; Federal Ministry of the Interior (“General issues of migration and refugee policy; EU freedom of movement” division); public prosecutor’s office; and the Berlin Court of Appeals, 2015–2017
- Activities in the Microcredits and Human Rights programmes of the non-governmental organization TECHO in Argentina and Colombia, 2014–2015
- Study of law at University of Heidelberg, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and University of Munich, 2006–2013