Philipp Brugner is project manager and communications specialist at the Department for Research Policy & Development at the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI). He holds a MA degree in Slavic Studies and a BA degree in Political Sciences from the University of Vienna. At ZSI he develops and implements communication, dissemination and exploitation strategies in a number of Horizon 2020 projects. Moreover, he is an experienced trainer on various aspects of proposal development under Horizon 2020. Before joining ZSI, Philipp worked as a short-term consultant for the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, researched on long-distance commuting in the Russian oil sector and published in German and Austrian newspapers as a freelance journalist. Philipp also serves as a “Young European Ambassador (YEA)” for the Eastern Partnership as part of the EU NEIGHBOURS east project.

In S4D4C, his focus lies on the project’s communication activities.