Team & Contact

Dr. Reinhard Krumm

Head of Office

+43 (0) 1 890 3811 201

Dr. Reinhard Krumm, born in Hamburg, Germany, obtained his MA in Russian History from the University of Hamburg and his PhD from Regensburg University, where he has been a lecturer on Russian and Eastern European History since 2007.

He started out as a journalist in the 1990s, working as a freelancer in Russia and throughout the former republics of the Soviet Union, later founding and running the Baltic Office of dpa (German Press Agency) in Riga/Latvia and then serving as a Moscow correspondent for Der Spiegel magazine in Moscow before becoming an editor at Der Spiegel in Hamburg.

Then he joined the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in 2002, serving as the Head of the Regional Central Asian office in Tashkent/Uzbekistan and Head of the Russian office in Moscow and later heading the Department of Central and Eastern Europe at the foundation’s headquarters in Berlin. He is the founder and director of the FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna, where he has worked since 2016. Reinhard Krumm comments on current political events in the international media and has given lectures in 35 countries.

Latest publications:

  • Russlands Traum, Bonn 2019
  • Security Radar 2019: Wake-up call for Europe! (editor and author, among others), Vienna 2019
  • A Consensus Proposal for a Revised Regional Order in Post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia (editor, among others), Santa Barbara 2019
  • For a Balanced Peace (together with Simon Weiss), Vienna 2017
  • Europe’s Security Governance and Transatlantic Relations, Berlin 2016
  • Constructing Identities in Europe – German and Russian Perspectives (editor and author, together with Sergey Medvedev and Hans-Henning Schröder), Berlin 2012

Dr. Alexandra Dienes

Senior Researcher

+43 (0) 1 890 3811 203

Dr. Alexandra Dienes (née Vasileva), born in Moscow, got her PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2017 and her MA in Political Science from the Freie University Berlin in 2012. She specializes in political economy and foreign policy of Russia and the post-Soviet space. At FES ROCPE, Alexandra focuses on economic aspects of regional security and cooperation and coordinates the network of young experts FLEET.

Previously, she taught international relations and political economy at the University of Amsterdam and worked for German political foundations in Georgia and China, the European Parliament in Brussels and the German Development Agency GIZ. She did a documentary film on barriers to regional trade in Central Asia and currently works on another film project. Alexandra is also an affiliated research fellow at the Political Science department of the University of Amsterdam.

Latest publications:

  • Security Radar 2019: Wake-up call for Europe! (Vienna 2019)
  • The region that isn’t: China, Russia and the failure of regional integration in Central Asia
    (with S. Krapohl; Asia Europe Journal 2019)
  • A Proposal for a Revised Regional Order in Post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia (FES & RAND Corporation 2019)
  • Conceptualising Capitalism in the 21st Century: the BRICs and the European Periphery
    (with V. Schmidt; Contemporary Politics 2019)
  • Engage! Why the EU should talk with the Eurasian Economic Union (Vienna 2018)
  • Perceptions of the OSCE in Europe and the USA (Vienna 2018) 
  • Trapped in Informality: the Big Role of Small Firms in Russia’s Statist-Patrimonial Capitalism
    (New Political Economy 2017)

Simon Weiß

Senior Researcher

+43 (0) 1 890 3811 202

Simon Weiß, born in Zelinograd (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan). He studied political science and sociology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg.

Between 2011-2015 he taught international relations and Russian foreign policy and was a research associate at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Heidelberg.

As a research associate and project coordinator at FES ROCPE, he focuses on security and defence policy aspects in the region and on questions of arms control in Europe.


Gloria Sack

Security and Peace 
· Democracy of the Future

+43 (0) 1 890 3811 204

Gloria Sack, born in Grevesmühlen (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northern Germany), studied business administration at the Freie Universität Berlin with a focus on taxes and accounting. 

In July 2019, she started working at FES ROCPE in Vienna. As a very experienced accountant, Gloria Sack is responsible for all matters concerning financial management and controlling.

Previously, she worked for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin for seven years. Her main tasks were financial management and controlling of several offices in Eastern Central and South Eastern Europe and the EU office of the FES in Brussels. She also was in charge of auditing compliance with regulations and guidelines for the FES.

Julia Zöllner

Project & Office Coordination
Security and Peace · Democracy of the Future

+43 (0) 1 890 3811 205

Born close to Berlin (Germany), she completed business administration with a focus on marketing and accounting at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

She started working for the FES with the establishment of FES ROCPE in Vienna 2016. At FES ROCPE she is responsible for the project and office coordination, which includes the logistical preparation and organization of projects and events, the communication with participants and external service providers and basic topics like the FES ROCPE website, graphic and print topics, as well as technical matters. She also assists to the head and the team and helps to facilitate a smooth process at FES ROCPE.

Previously, she already worked in Vienna on a project-related basis in the area of internal communication in the natural gas sector, then worked a few years in the area of external communication for a cultural association.

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How to reach us

by public transport

  • subway line U2: Station Schottentor
  • tram line: 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 71, D
  • city-Bus: 1A

by car

  • parking: parking space is limited in the surrounding area
  • the whole area is a chargeable parking area from 9 to 22 o'clock
  • the Votivparkgarage is accessible via the university road (one-way towards the university ring)

from the airport

  • Option A: take the CAT (City Airport Train) to station Wien Mitte, change to subway U4 Heiligenstadt to station Schottenring, change to subway U2 Karlsplatz to station Schottentor
  • Option B: take the bus VAL3 (Vienna Airport Lines) up to Donaumarina, change to subway U2 Karlsplatz to station Schottentor
  • Option C: take the train S7 Wien Floridsdorf from Train Station Vienna Airport to Wien Mitte, then change to subway U3 Ottakring to Volkstheater, then change to U2 Aspernstraße to station Schottentor


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Security & Peace

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