Board of Directors

The Foun­da­tion for the Rights of Future Gen­er­a­tions has one of the youngest boards in Ger­many. The board rep­re­sents the foun­da­tion, organ­is­es projects, starts cam­paigns and draws up posi­tion papers. It man­ages the foundation’s funds and pre­pares the annu­al report.

Carl-Georg Christoph Luft (Chair of the board)
was born in 1989 and is a research assis­tant in the evi­dence-based pol­i­cy advi­so­ry depart­ment of the Leib­niz Insti­tute for Finan­cial Research (SAFE). As a behav­iour­al econ­o­mist at the Ger­man Fed­er­al Armed Forces Uni­ver­si­ty (Bun­deswehr Uni­ver­sität) he focus­es on opti­miz­ing the pen­sion-relat­ed choice archi­tec­ture for mil­len­ni­als, for which he received the Lamb­s­dorff Schol­ar­ship of the Nau­mann Foun­da­tion. He con­duct­ed research at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford upon being invit­ed by Nuffield Col­lege. Due to his spe­cial­i­sa­tion in finance at the Uni­ver­si­ty of St Andrews, Goethe Uni­ver­si­ty Frank­furt and Copen­hagen Busi­ness School, the econ­o­mist has gained expe­ri­ence in the finan­cial indus­try and busi­ness consulting.
Main focus areas: finan­cial sus­tain­abil­i­ty, pen­sions and retire­ment pol­i­cy, demo­graph­ics, future of work


Nicole Agit
was born in 1995, she is work­ing as an assis­tant of the Task­force Edu­ca­tion for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment (ESD) of the Ger­man Com­mis­sion for UNESCO. She stud­ied soci­ol­o­gy (BA) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mar­burg, Ger­many and is cur­rent­ly study­ing the soci­ol­o­gy Mas­ter at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bonn, Ger­many. Her bach­e­lor stud­ies were focused on social struc­ture and con­flict analy­sis, glob­al­i­sa­tion and soci­etal devel­op­ment as well as polit­i­cal soci­ol­o­gy – where­by inequal­i­ty rela­tions were con­stant­ly kept in focus.  Her bach­e­lor the­sis was ded­i­cat­ed to the top­ic “Care Work and Migra­tion – A Gen­der-Soci­o­log­i­cal Analy­sis of Euro­pean Care Chains Using the Exam­ple of Pol­ish Live-In Care Work­ers in Germany“.
Main focus areas: care pol­i­cy, child pover­ty, participation


Sophie Neuen­dorf
was born in 1995 and is cur­rent­ly work­ing as a nurse in Hei­del­berg. After leav­ing school she vol­un­teered for a year at the Mannheim Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal. After begin­ning her lat­est stud­ies she start­ed to think more broad­ly about the options open to young peo­ple – espe­cial­ly in the health­care sec­tor – and about how they adapt to work­ing con­di­tions there.
Main focus areas: health pol­i­cy, men­tal health, vot­ing age




Jörg Trem­mel found­ed the FRFG. He was respon­si­ble for rep­re­sent­ing the Foun­da­tion in the media between 2000–2008, but has since left this to the next gen­er­a­tion. His pri­ma­ry role nowa­days is the orga­ni­za­tion of the “walk­shops” (see below).

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees sup­ports the board’s work.

Prof. Dr. Rolf Kreibich
has been the direc­tor and man­ag­ing direc­tor of the Insti­tute for Future Stud­ies and Tech­nol­o­gy Assess­ment in Berlin since 1981, a mem­ber of the Ener­gy Advi­so­ry Board of the Berlin Sen­ate since 1988, the sci­en­tif­ic direc­tor of the Inter­na­tion­al Build­ing Exhi­bi­tion Emsch­er Park of North Rhine-West­phalia since 1989, the direc­tor of the Sec­re­tari­at for Future Research in Gelsenkirchen since 1990 and the chair­man of the Com­mit­tee for Emis­sion Con­trol of the State of Bran­den­burg since 1993. He has writ­ten ca. 400 pub­li­ca­tions on edu­ca­tion, sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy pol­i­cy as well as on envi­ron­men­tal, eco­nom­ic, labour and inno­va­tion pol­i­cy and future research. His book pub­li­ca­tions include Eco­log­i­cal Pro­duc­tion (1990), Futur­ol­o­gy and Pol­i­tics (1991), Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment — A Mod­el for the Future of Econ­o­my and Soci­ety (1996) and Com­pet­i­tive Advan­tages through Eco­log­i­cal Ser­vices (1999).


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ortwin Renn

has been the sci­en­tif­ic direc­tor of the Insti­tute for Trans­for­ma­tive Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Research (IASS) in Pots­dam since 2016. In 2012 he found­ed the Cen­tre for Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Risk and Inno­va­tion Research at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS), which he direct­ed until 2017. He was also a Full Pro­fes­sor of Envi­ron­men­tal and Tech­ni­cal Soci­ol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stuttgart. In addi­tion to his involve­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stuttgart, Renn was a co-founder of the DIALOGIK research insti­tute. He has occu­pied posi­tions in numer­ous impor­tant com­mit­tees, includ­ing the chair­man of the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Advi­so­ry Board of the State of Baden-Würt­tem­berg from 2006 to 2012. Prof. Renn is the (co-)author of numer­ous pub­li­ca­tions in the field of tech­nol­o­gy and risk sociology.


Project Manager

Jörg Trem­mel (project man­ag­er “walk­shops”)
super­vis­es the “walk­shops” of the FRFG. The main idea is that an expan­sion of knowl­edge can be fos­tered through phys­i­cal move­ment (thus the com­bi­na­tion of the words “work­shop” and “walk” = “walk­shop”). Par­tic­i­pants are meant to absorb facts and under­stand con­cepts through audi­to­ry learn­ing mate­ri­als over the course of sev­er­al days whilst hik­ing through nature. Par­tic­i­pants addi­tion­al­ly fol­low pre­sen­ta­tions and pan­el dis­cus­sions to fur­ther expand their insight into the topic.



Jan­ka Reinthaler (research assis­tant with office man­age­ment responsibilities) 

was born in 1990, works as a research assis­tant with office man­age­ment respon­si­bil­i­ties at the Foun­da­tion for the Rights of Future Gen­er­a­tions. MA in soci­ol­o­gy at the Goethe Uni­ver­si­ty Frank­furt. BA in soci­ol­o­gy with a minor in phi­los­o­phy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kas­sel. With­in the MA pro­gram, she focused on the top­ics of knowl­edge, tech­nol­o­gy and the envi­ron­ment. She is inter­est­ed in mod­ern social trans­for­ma­tion process­es – espe­cial­ly in con­nec­tion with socio-eco­log­i­cal issues.



Pia Krug
is a vol­un­teer and a staff mem­ber in the foundation‘s office. She brings her pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence from the areas of IT and pro­gram­ming and sup­ports the gen­er­al admin­is­tra­tive work of the foun­da­tion once a week.





Addi­tion­aly, the team is always sup­port­ed by sev­er­al young and high­ly ded­i­cat­ed interns.