Project lead & research officer
Katrin Lange holds a diploma in political science from the University of Leipzig. As head of the Europe department of the Institute for Social Work and Social Education, she coordinates the Observatory.
Previously, she worked at the Project Gender Care Gap (2018-2020), for the Agency for the Second Gender Equality Report of the German Federal Government (2015-2018), for the German Woman Lawyers Association (2012-2016), and for the European Movement Germany (2010-2011).
Her fields of expertise include European Social Policy, gender and LGBTIQ* equality policy and policy for children and families.
Sarah Molter studied Sociology and Social Policy in Heidelberg, Bremen and Amsterdam. Her fields of expertise include child and family policies, equality policies including violence against women and LGBTIQ* people.
Next to her work at the Observatory, she was part of various projects on the rights of older persons at the Institute for Social Work and Social Education.
Jasmin Ribler studied in Berlin and New Delhi and holds a Master's degree in South Asian studies. Her main research interests included social change, gender studies, queer studies and social inequality.
Before working as a project assistant, she was part of the ESF evaluation project on two studies evaluating the effects of ESF- measures on young people and people with a migrant background. She gained further work experience in non-governmental organizations in New Delhi and Berlin.
Financial administration & project assistant
Vanessa Vehling studied cultural studies and romance languages and literature at the University of Bremen and Valencia (Spain). Her master's thesis dealt with multilingualism and cultural identity in Catalonia.
Before working as a project assistant, she was responsible for organizing academic events, attending international research fellows and coordinating various committees in several projects at the Forum Transregional Studies.
Carlotta von Westerholt is studying for a Master's Degree in Media and Political Communication at FU Berlin. In addition to courses in gender and diversity as well as transnational feminisms, she was able to deepen her knowledge of political and economic institutions during her semester abroad in Jerusalem. Besides her studies, she is involved in a non-profit organisation focusing on women's rights.