Prior to that, Mr. Schäffer held positions as lecturer and research fellow at the Institute for Political Science, Georg-August-University Göttingen and at the Institute for Political Science and
Communication Studies, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald. In addition, Mr. Schäffer worked as a research fellow in the research group on European Affairs at the CAP and as a lecturer at
LMU’s Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science.
Mr. Schäffer holds an Honor’s Master’s degree in East European studies (major: legal studies, minor: history) from the University of Regensburg and an M.A. degree from LMU, where he studied
political science, European law, and Slavonic studies.
His areas of expertise include EU-Russia relations, European Neighborhood Policy, the successor states of former Yugoslavia, and EU integration.
Recently, he has been working on EU-Mediterranean relations after the Arab Spring.