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André Wilkens is the director of the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam.

He is also the Board Chair of Tactical Tech, the co-founder of the Initiative Offene Gesellschaft and a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

In the past he worked as Director of the Mercator Centre Berlin, as Director of the Open Society Institute Brussels and as Head of Strategic Communications of UNHCR in Geneva.

His positions prior to this were at the Ogilvy & Mather communications agency in Brussels, the European Training Foundation in Turin and at the European Commission and European Parliament in Brussels.

André is the author of two books: Analog ist das neue Bio (2015) and Der diskrete Charme der Bürokratie (2017), and a regular media contributor.