Jan Schierkolk

Programme: Turkey Europe Future Forum
Year: Year 2019
Expertise: Civil Society
Jan Schierkolk works as Turkey Project Coordinator for Internationaler Bund (IB), one of the largest non-governmental social service providers in Germany. In this function, he currently focuses mostly on refugee and social cohesion-related projects in Turkey, as well as on linkages to the various services and expertise provided by IB elsewhere. His previous experience with Turkey includes having studied in Istanbul in 2007/2008 and, more recently, having worked on youth participation and social entrepreneurship with a Turkish municipality for 2,5 years. Jan studied and worked in various countries and regions over the past 15 years and holds an MA in International Affairs by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, and a BA in Governance and Public Policy by the University of Passau. Besides his work, he is active regarding foreign policy with a German political party.