Malte is Co-Director of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Europe’s Future Program, which pursues projects on the EU’s sovereignty, a coherent internal market, and European public opinion. Before joining the Europe team in mid-2021, Malte headed the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Office of the Executive and Supervisory Boards and worked as Advisor to its CEO on a number of strategy related topics. Prior to starting out at the Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2016, he worked as an associate for a member of the German Bundestag for three and half years. Malte has studied political science and European studies and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bonn. His dissertation focused on the development of Euroscepticism in the course of European integration and contextualized it with the EU’s increasing politicization. It was published by the German publishing house Nomos in 2017. You can find Malte on LinkedIn and on Twitter @malte_zabel.