Martin Wilhelm (Berlin, Germany)

Director, Citizens For Europe

Martin Wilhelm is since 2010 Director of Citizens For Europe (CFE), a non-profit and non-partisan NGO promoting participatory democracy and an inclusive society in the European Union. CFE pushes for migrant’s political rights, citizen’s participation in political decisions (local to European) and diversity in public and private institutions, especially at leadership level (Diversity onBoard). CFE works across Europe at community level with a plethora of local and European partners to empower volunteers, activists, leaders and public officers to improve local realities by applying innovative and collective participatory processes. These include methods that exploit collective intelligence and apply collective leadership such as pro-action café, design thinking, graphic facilitation and others. Social entrepreneurship is key to CFE projects. Martin has been working prior to CFE for public institutions across Europe from Scandinavia to the Western Balkans.