Nele Katharina WISSMANN

Former Associate Research Fellow, Study Committee for Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)

Research Interests:

  • German civil society and Franco-German relations
  • Commemorative culture and Transitional Justice
  • Policies and institutions of the European Union ; European Neighborhood Policy


Nele Katharina Wissmann worked at the Study Committee for Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) from September 2009 to April 2016. From September 2016 to October 2022, she was an Associate research fellow at Cerfa.

Nele Katharina Wissmann pursued an integrated French-German program in European studies (Franco-German University) and holds a Research Master’s degree in European studies from the New Sorbonne University.


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By: Nele Katharina WISSMANN, Łukasz JURCZYSZYN

The coronavirus crisis has affected the countries of the Weimar Triangle to varying degrees. Bilateral relations between Germany and Poland as well as Germany and France have been strongly influenced by border closures, which have led to tensions between the countries. 


In 2018, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution classified 24,100 people in Germany as right-wing extremists. More than one out of two right-wing extremists is described as “violence-oriented”.  These figures demonstrate the high level of threat in the German...


The term "refugee crisis" is not uncontroversial in Germany; it is indeed accused of presenting the refugees as being responsible for the crisis. The events that have occurred since the summer of 2015 should rather be called "crisis of the authorities", given that Germany could have...


The present analysis links the debate on German national identity to on the one hand the revival of Judaism which was a deliberate political choice and on the other to the expansion of Islam which conversely was not anticipated. The article explains how Judaism was able to revive in Germany...


Only a few months after it had been founded, the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) won 4.7% of the second votes in the federal elections, on 22 September 2013 – only 130,000 short of what was required for entry into the German Bundestag. Party and election researcher Oskar Niedermayer called...


The European Union is facing a tremendous challenge: coming out of the crisis unified. Every summit is both labeled the one of all hopes and the one of the last chance. Information keeps coming in, which hampers a good comprehension of the situation. 

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