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)
born in 1989, is research assistant in the evidence-based policy advisory department of the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE. As behavioral 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 at the invitation of Nuffield College. Owing to his specialisation in finance at the University of St Andrews, Goethe University Frankfurt and Copenhagen Business School, the economist gained experience in the financial industry and business consulting. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
born in 1995, studied social sciences (BA) at the University of Marburg, Germany. She focused on sociological theories, social structure and conflict analysis, and methods of empirical social research. She dedicated her bachelor thesis to the topic “Care work and migration — A gender-sociological analysis of European care chains using the example of Polish live-in care in Germany”.
Specialisms: care policy, health policy, climate policy
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.
Specialisms: health policy, mental health, the 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 director and managing director of the Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment in Berlin since 1981, member of the Energy Advisory Board of the Berlin Senate since 1988, scientific director of the International Building Exhibition Emscher Park of North Rhine-Westphalia since 1989, director of the Secretariat for Future Research in Gelsenkirchen since 1990 and chairman of the Committee for Emission Control of the State of Brandenburg since 1993. He wrote circa 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 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 headed until 2017. He was also Full Professor of Environmental and Technical Sociology at the University of Stuttgart. In addition to his involvement at the University of Stuttgart, Renn was co-founder of the DIALOGIK research institute. He was and is a member of numerous important committees, including the Chairman of the Sustainability Advisory Board of the State of Baden-Württemberg from 2006 to 2012. Prof. Renn is (co-)author of numerous publications in the field of technology and risk sociology.
Jörg Tremmel (project manager “walkshops”)
Dr. Dr. Jörg Tremmel supervises the “walkshops” of the FRFG. The main idea is that learning can happen while you are walking (thus the combination of the words “workshop” and “walk” = “walkshop”). The learning is done with the help of auditory teaching and learning materials during a hike lasting several days. Moving around in different landscapes in the course of multi-day walks creates a framework in which the following didactic modules are used:
1) the curriculum of auditory learning materials listened to while walking.
2) the visit of learning places located on the route
3) evening discussion events in different cities
Office Manager and Assistant to the Board
Ina Kukuk is the office manager and assistant to the board. She holds a magister’s degree in geography and tourism with a focus on business administration/marketing and languages. Before applying to the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations, she managed the Human Resources and Foundation Management departments in a start-up working in the area of development cooperation. She also trained as an online editor and volunteered to manage and accompany communication projects. After her studies, Ina worked as an International Management Trainee and employee in various European countries in the tourism company TUI Group.
Pia Krug is a volunteer and staff member in the foundation 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. .