Ulrike Guérot (http://ulrikeguerot.eu/) is Founder and Director of the „European Democracy Lab“ at the European School of Governance, eusg, in Berlin, and currently also a lecturer on European integration at Viadrina University, Frankfurt. She writes about European Democracy and global Europe. Ulrike Guérot has 20 year experience in the European think tank community and has taught both in Europe and the US. She is a regular writer and commentator on European and transatlantic affairs both in German and European media. Apart from being Senior Associate for Germany at the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE), she previously worked as head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), head of the European Union Unit at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and as senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF). For her European engagement, she has received the French award „L’Ordre pour le Mérite“ in 2003.