Dr. Barbara Saerbeck works for Agora Energiewende as Senior Associate Key Questions focusing on national and European policy. Previously, she analysed the German electricity, gas and heat markets at the Federation of German Consumer Advocacy Organisations as a consultant. In the course of a DFG research project on international climate and biodiversity policy at Freie Universität Berlin, she used social network analyses to examine the influence of state and non-state actors on international negotiations and their interactions in social media.
Barbara studied political and administrative sciences in Konstanz and Prague as well as international relations in Berlin and Potsdam. In her dissertation at the Environmental Policy Research Centre of the Free University of Berlin, she investigated the influence of the European Environmental Agency on European decision-making processes.