ENSIS biographies

Kusche, ChristophChristoph Kusche, President of ENSIS, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lüneburg/Germany a.d. / Dean of the Dual Study Programme Social Work at the Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsakademie Lüneburg/Germany, Head of the Research Unit, Social Work in Europe, publisher www.sozialarbeit.de, President of the Centre for East-West Cooperation Lüneburg/Germany.

Christoph has over 20 years of experience in European lobbying: he has actively participated in organised civil society fora such as the European Social Platform (the dialogue platform between the EU Commission and European civil society) and has been a member of the Spring Alliance for many years. He has regular contacts and ad hoc meetings with EU networks. He has participated in consultation committees set up by the European Commission (EY2010, Round Table on Social Inclusion, European Year of Volunteering 2011) and the European Parliament. He enjoyed the participatory status of representing an international NGO at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

In this work he used various means of communication such as publications, a web-based collaborative platform, e-mailing and newsletters. He developed a sustainable approach to sharing experiences across the network and complemented its activities with various EU-funded projects, all aimed at implementing practical solutions for a more social Europe.

Christoph Kusche (ENSIS) is an expert in the field of research dissemination to European civil society. Dissemination takes place through the Platform of European Social NGOs (representing 46 pan-European networks), our own network of grassroots initiatives across Europe (with capacity building seminars and conferences) and communication with Europe-wide social alliances.