Besides building the network of mediatEUr, Antje is also a member of the UN Roster of Mediators, and was UN Mediation Advisor for the Maldives in 2010. She is an experienced trainer and coach, including to senior-level EU diplomats.
Prior to mediatEur, Antje was the Director for Mediation and Dialogue of the Crisis Management Initiative from 2004 to 2012. She worked as the Chief Facilitation Advisor to the Aceh follow-up peace process for Martti Ahtisaari, having worked on the negotiations since the start up of the negotiations that led to the signing of the peace agreement. At CMI, she also worked on the creation of the Black Sea Peacebuilding Network on conflict resolution and coordinated the influential Mediation Cluster of the Initiative for Peacebuilding; also acting as Project Director for capacity building of the African Union on mediation. From 2000-2004, Antje was the Regional Director for Europe at the EastWest Institute, where she worked on, amongst other things, trilateral cooperation between the Russia, the U.S. and the EU, and cross-border cooperation in the Balkans and North-West Russia. Before that she was an activist, academic and advisor working for governmental and nongovernmental organisation in the transition processes of the former Soviet Union.
As a mediator, Antje received her credentials from the Centrale für Mediation (Cologne); and holds an MA in Mediation from the European University Viadrina (2008), having attended a wider number of professional mediation trainings worldwide. Antje holds an M.Econ.Sci in European Economic and Public Affairs from University College Dublin; and a Doctorate in International Relations from Aalborg University (PhD) in International Relations and Intercultural Communications.