PEACE LINE Project Coordinator
Head of the culture of remembrance and education department
Programme coordination, programme funds
Eckart Stratenschulte, Diplom-Soziologe, 1st state Gymnasium (grammar school) teacher’s qualification examination, Dr. phil., was acting head of the Institut für intereuropäische Studien Berlin (the Institute for Inter-European Studies in Berlin) from 1978-1981, and then head of the Institute until 1989. He then worked as the head of the film, radio and television department at the Berlin Senate Chancellery, before becoming head of the Europäische Akademie Berlin (the European Academy in Berlin) in 1993, where he remained until 2017. In 2018 and 2019, he was a member of the executive board of the Deutsche Nationalstiftung (the German National Foundation). Since 1999, he has taught political science at the Freie Universität Berlin (the Free University in Berlin), where he was made honorary professor in 2005. He has published several books and numerous articles on political and educational topics, and has written a large number of teaching units.
Eckart Stratenschulte is the PEACE LINE Project Coordinator.
Heike Dörrenbächer, Diplom-Politologin, Dr. phil., 1995 – 1999 director of studies and acting head of the Europäische Akademie Berlin, 1999-2013, managing director of the German Association for East European Studies, with a break from 2009-2011, during which she was head of the Kyiv office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. From 2013-2017, she was head of department for sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, and since January 2018 head of department at the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (the association for the upkeep of German war graves).
Heike Dörrenbächer supports the PEACE LINE team as head of the culture of remembrance and education department.
Natalia Hoffmann, with a Master’s degree in sociology and Romance studies, worked for the German-Polish Youth Office in Warsaw until 2011, before joining the international section of the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft St. Georg (the St. Georg German Scouts association). Since 2016, she has been programme coordinator for programme funds at the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (the association for the upkeep of German war graves) in Kassel and Berlin.
Natalia Hoffmann is responsible for the programme coordination of programme funds in the culture of remembrance and education department.
Viola Benz, Master of Arts in Public History at the Freie Universität Berlin (the Free University in Berlin), study of modern and recent history, the didactics of history and culture management. Bachelor of Arts in culture and business, with a focus on history, at the University of Mannheim and the Univerzita Karlova in Prague (Czech Republic). Involved in different cultural projects at the Kulturamt Mannheim (the Mannheim culture bureau); project assistant at the culture office of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, and the creation of an anniversary exhibition of IG Metall, Berlin-Brandenburg-Saxony. Traineeship in project management at the beier+wellach exhibition bureau.
In the PEACE LINE team, Viola Benz is responsible for Route B and the project organisation.
Franziska Reute, Master of Arts in Slavonic studies at the University of Greifswald, Bachelor of Arts in Baltic studies and Slavonic studies at the University of Greifswald and at the Latvijas Universitāte in Riga. She has worked for a project to help bilingual children living in Germany learn their native language (Russian and Polish), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research For many years, she checked and researched data records for the vifanord online database. She was project manager at the Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa e.V. (an initiative related to the East European housing sector), where she was responsible for organising, conducting and supporting “meetings between East and West”.
In the PEACE LINE team, Franziska Reute is responsible for Route A and the project organisation.
In the PEACE LINE team, she is responsible for monitoring the budget and supporting the operative project management.