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)
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

Grace Clover
Born in 2002, Grace is study­ing His­to­ry and Mod­ern Lan­guages (Ger­man) in her final year at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford, hav­ing recent­ly com­plet­ed a year abroad study­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bonn. In her first two years of stud­ies she was active in the stu­dent union as the ‘Ethics and Envi­ron­ment Rep­re­sen­ta­tive’ with­in her col­lege, organ­is­ing edu­ca­tion­al events about envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty, and lead­ing a sus­tain­able food com­mit­tee. She has also col­lab­o­rat­ed with the dia­betes research char­i­ty Juve­nile Dia­betes Research Foun­da­tion (JDRF), rais­ing aware­ness for their research and the expe­ri­ence of auto-immune disorders.

Main focus areas: sus­tain­abil­i­ty, ‘long views’ on the future, social justice


Sophie Neuen­dorf
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
is Sci­en­tif­ic Direc­tor of the SRzG and also has exec­u­tive respon­si­bil­i­ties (see below). The philoso­pher and polit­i­cal sci­en­tist con­ducts research at the inter­face between phi­los­o­phy and pol­i­tics. Specif­i­cal­ly, he is cur­rent­ly con­cerned with top­ics in polit­i­cal philosophy/political the­o­ry, ethics, epis­te­mol­o­gy, and var­i­ous empir­i­cal polit­i­cal sci­ence issues.
His most impor­tant pub­li­ca­tions: Hand­book of Inter­gen­er­a­tional Jus­tice (2006); A The­o­ry of Inter­gen­er­a­tional Jus­tice (2012); Nor­ma­tive Polit­i­cal The­o­ry (2020).



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.



Office Team

Jörg Trem­mel
is respon­si­ble for the sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal of the FRFG (Inter­gen­er­a­tional Jus­tice Review), the Inter­gen­er­a­tional Jus­tice Award, and the Walk­shops of the FRFG. The main idea of the Walk­shops is 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.  The pre­vi­ous walk­shops took place on the top­ics “Cli­mate cri­sis” (110 km) and “Coal phase-out” (44 km) and “Search for a final stor­age site for nuclear waste” (40 km). A walk­shop on “Social secu­ri­ty” is planned for 2023.

The Inter­gen­er­a­tional Jus­tice Prize is award­ed by the Foun­da­tion for the Rights of Future Gen­er­a­tions togeth­er with the British Inter­gen­er­a­tional Foun­da­tion to (espe­cial­ly young) sci­en­tists from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines to pro­mote research on inter­gen­er­a­tional jus­tice. The prize is award­ed every two years on chang­ing top­ics and is endowed with 10,000 euros.

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.




Lena Winz­er (project manager)
born in 2001, is cur­rent­ly in her final year of her MA (Hons) Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions and Legal Stud­ies degree at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Aberdeen in Scot­land. While focus­ing on human rights and inter­na­tion­al insti­tu­tions in her stud­ies, she is also deeply involved in projects and activ­i­ties out­side of uni­ver­si­ty. She is the pres­i­dent and trea­sur­er of the Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al soci­ety, works as a research assis­tant for Lawyers with­out Bor­ders at uni­ver­si­ty and has recent­ly obtained the Youth Ambas­sador posi­tion at Safe Child Thai­land. She has pri­mar­i­ly delved into women’s rights on an inter­na­tion­al lev­el and exam­ined the ille­gal­i­ty and con­se­quences of the Russ­ian attack on Ukraine. Fur­ther­more, she has organ­ised fundrais­ing events, protests, and a “Write for Rights” event for Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al on campus.








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