Minna Ålander, M.A.

Minna Ålander, M.A.

Research Division: EU/Europe
Research Assistant


phone:+49 30 88007-446

Since 06/2019 Research Assistant, Research Division EU/Europe

2016-2019 M.A. International Relations, Free University of Berlin / Humboldt University of Berlin / University of Potsdam

2017-2018 student assistant in the EU Horizon 2020 research project »EU-STRAT: The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries. An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment«

2012-2016 B.A. Political Science and History, University of Bonn

2013-2014 student assistant in the Department of Events and Conferences, Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)

SWP Publications (selection):

Annegret Bendiek, Minna Ålander, Paul Bochtler

CFSP: The Capability-Expectation Gap Revisited

A Data-based Analysis

SWP Comment 2020/C 58, December 2020, 8 Pages


External Publications (selection):

Minna Ålander, Nicolai von Ondarza, Sophia Russack

Executive Summary: What do member states expect from the German Council presidency?

in: Sophia Russack, Minna Ålander (eds.): Member states’ expectations towards the German Council Presidency, EPIN Report 1 July 2020, Brussels: CEPS, pp. 1-5.
Nicolai von Ondarza, Minna Ålander

Germany and EU fiscal solidarity: renewed calls for Eurobonds but a reluctant government

in: Sophia Russack (ed.): EU crisis response in tackling Covid-19. Views from the member states, EPIN Report 20 April 2020, Brussels: CEPS, pp. 8-9.
Minna Ålander, Nicolai von Ondarza

The European Citizens' Initiative and its reform: Truly unique or the same old story?

in: Steven Blockmans, Sophia Russack (eds.): Deliberative Democracy in the EU: Countering Populism with Participation and Debate, Rowman & Littlefield International/ CEPS, London 2020, pp. 281–296.

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Minna Ålander, Annegret Bendiek, Paul Bochtler

A Critical Perspective on Data Transparency in the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union

Methodological Challenges in Foreign Policy Research

Working Paper Research Division EU/Europe 2020/ No. 02, November 2020, 20 Pages


Minna Ålander, Sophia Russack

Member states’ expectations towards the German Council Presidency

Working Paper Research Division EU/Europe 2020/ No. 01, July 2020, 26 Pages


SWP Research Papers

Peter Becker
A European Economic Policy in the Making

Success with Modest Means

Oliver Geden, Felix Schenuit
Unconventional Mitigation

Carbon Dioxide Removal as a New Approach in EU Climate Policy