Board of Directors

The Foun­da­tion for the Rights of Future Gen­er­a­tions is head­ed by one of the youngest foun­da­tion board in Ger­many.
The hon­orary board rep­re­sents the foun­da­tion, orga­nizes projects, starts cam­paigns and draws up posi­tion papers. It man­ages the foundation’s funds and pre­pares the annu­al foun­da­tion report. The Board meets sev­er­al times a year to dis­cuss the foundation’s strat­e­gy and activ­i­ties.


Anna Braam (Chair­woman and spokes­woman)

born 1988, pur­su­ing her doc­tor­ate in the field of “Sus­tain­abil­i­ty of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Deci­sion Mak­ing” at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Old­en­burg. Pri­or to this, she com­plet­ed her Master’s degree in “Pro­fes­sion­al Pub­lic Deci­sion Mak­ing” at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men, where she wrote her Master’s the­sis on the sci­en­tif­ic foun­da­tions of inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice using the exam­ple of the nation­al bio­di­ver­si­ty strat­e­gy. Braam stud­ied polit­i­cal sci­ence at the uni­ver­si­ties of Duis­burg-Essen and Turku, Fin­land. She found­ed the youth forum “Next Gen­er­a­tion” in Bremen’s Übersee-Muse­um in 2016 and is involved in UN cli­mate pol­i­cy as a youth del­e­gate. Braam is also a mem­ber of the Youth Alliance for Future Ener­gy ( and the Ger­man government’s Nation­al Net­work for Sus­tain­able Con­sump­tion.

Top­ics: Envi­ron­men­tal and cli­mate pol­i­cy, youth par­tic­i­pa­tion, prin­ci­ples of inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice


Yan­nick Haan

born in 1986, he works at Wis­senschaft im Dia­log and super­vis­es sev­er­al digi­ti­sa­tion projects. Pri­or, he worked as a research assis­tant in the office of an SPD mem­ber of the Bun­destag, as project man­ag­er of the Politkfabrik’s Euro elec­tion cam­paign and, among oth­ers, for the Friedrich Ebert Foun­da­tion, the Fed­er­al Agency for Civic Edu­ca­tion and Deutsche Welle. He is an hon­orary mem­ber of the net­work and media pol­i­cy com­mis­sion of the SPD par­ty exec­u­tive and spokesman of the Berlin SPD Net­work Pol­i­cy Forum. He is also chair­man of the Alexan­der­platz SPD and a mem­ber of the Gesellschaft für Frei­heit­srechte. He is the author of the book “Soci­ety in Dig­i­tal Change”. He is actu­al­ly from Lux­em­bourg, but his home of choice is Berlin.

Top­ics: Cit­i­zens’ rights, inter­net, polit­i­cal par­ties and young peo­ple


Michael Rose

born in 1986, Michael Rose is a polit­i­cal sci­en­tist and author of the book “Future Gen­er­a­tions in Today’s Democ­ra­cy”. He is sci­en­tif­ic coor­di­na­tor of the Cen­ter for Trans­for­ma­tion Research and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty (Tran­sZent) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wup­per­tal. As a research assis­tant, he analy­ses the local trans­for­ma­tion of wealth and the role of sci­ence in the “Great Trans­for­ma­tion” towards sus­tain­abil­i­ty. After study­ing polit­i­cal sci­ence in Bam­berg, he did the­o­ret­i­cal and empir­i­cal research in Düs­sel­dorf on the polit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of future gen­er­a­tions as a doc­tor­al fel­low at the Research Train­ing Group “Link­age in Democ­ra­cy”.

Top­ics: Sus­tain­abil­i­ty pol­i­cy, insti­tu­tions for future gen­er­a­tions, democ­ra­cy




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 (, 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 Immis­sion 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. 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.



Office Team

Maria Lenk (office man­ag­er)

born in 1990, she coor­di­nates FRFG’s work in the head­quar­ter in Stuttgart as office man­ag­er.
She has a Master’s degree in Peace and Con­flict Research and a research focu­son tran­si­tion­al jus­tice and the imple­men­ta­tion of sus­tain­able social con­cepts. Through her work in the U.S. Embassy and var­i­ous NGOs, she has expe­ri­ence in pub­lic rela­tions and project man­age­ment. She is a mem­ber of the cli­mate del­e­ga­tion of the Youth Alliance for Future Ener­gy.


Franziska Scholl (intern)

Born in 1997, is the cur­rent intern of the Foun­da­tion for the Rights of Future Gen­er­a­tions. She is doing her bachelor´s degree in polit­i­cal sci­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mannheim. Franziska is part of the stu­dent group Infin­i­ty. Infin­i­ty pro­motes sus­tain­abil­i­ty on cam­pus and tries to raise aware­ness for the top­ic among oth­er stu­dents. It lays a spe­cial focus on the eco­log­i­cal com­po­nent of sus­tain­abil­i­ty.