Tobias Flessenkemper was appointed by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe as Head of the Belgrade Office as of 1st October 2018. His previous postings include the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Council of the European Union in Brussels, Skopje and Sarajevo and the OSCE.
In 2012-13 he was visiting fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), while in 2013 he became managing director of the Berlin-based agency elbarlament.org – cultures of democracy. A regular contributor to research and higher education programmes, with a focus on European cooperation, he was Secretary General of the European Youth Forum from 1998-2001. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Cologne and is a European Master in International Humanitarian Assistance (E.MA) from the Ruhr-University Bochum.