Prior to that, Sebastian 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, University of Greifswald. In addition, he worked as a research fellow in the research group on European Affairs at the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at
Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) and as a lecturer at LMU’s Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science.
Sebastian 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 as well as
the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.