Moritz Höpner works as Research and Development Specialist for the Digital Documentation and Research Center – Youth (DDRC) at the University of Luxembourg. In charge of the research group’s online visibility, he engages in stakeholder communication with youth-related scientists, practitioners and officials in Luxembourg and beyond.

With his joint-degree B.Sc. in European Public Administration from the University of Twente and the University of Münster, Moritz Höpner graduated in European Studies (M.Sc.) at Maastricht University in 2019. His Research Master Thesis rendered a qualitative analysis of EU-Armenian human rights dialogues as part of the negotiations of partnership agreements between the EU Institutions and the Republic of Armenia.

Subsequently, he worked as Communications Assistant for the Secretariat of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) in Brussels, where he engaged in visibility and communication activities of the Eastern Partnership’s civil society actors vis-à-vis the European Commission in the fields of human rights, economic integration, environment, youth and culture, and labour policies.

After a one-year stay in Yerevan as kulturweit volunteer, Moritz Höpner has been managing group-leader seminars of the Germany-based environmental youth organization Waldjugend since 2014. Alongside his native German, he has almost native proficiency of English and Dutch. A real polyglot, he reads and speaks Russian and Armenian and is looking forward to improving his French and learning Luxembourgish.

Research interests
Civil Society
Youth Movements
EU-Eastern Partnership
Human Rights
Qualitative Research Methods