Meet the Team

About us

Through the connection of EU experts, civil society, and decision makers we seek to foster open dialogue and discuss liberal policy solutions to European challenges. Together with our liberal partners, we develop formats and campaigns to promote rule of law, free markets and human rights. Moreover, we coordinate EU co-funded projects in the field of democracy support, development cooperation and human rights protection. Below you can meet the people behind these projects.

Jana Weber

Jana Weber - Human Rights & EU Funding

Jana Weber joined the FNF Team in April 2019 as Manager Programmes & Outreach and therefore managed the regional office's events, trainings, advocacy, and media relations. In 2021, she took on the role of Human Rights & EU Funding Manager. She currently oversees our human rights activities and coordinates the EU funding applications from our offices around the world.  

Before joining FNF, Jana worked in project management in the private sector. Due to her human rights background, she continues to publish on human rights related issues. Ms Weber studied Political Sciences, Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M. and Ural Federal State University in Ekaterinburg, before moving on to her Master’s in International Relations – Global Conflict in the Modern Era, with a focus on human rights, at Leiden University.

Main topics: Human rights, gender equality, EU funding

Nele Fabian

Dr. Nele Fabian - European Affairs Manager

Dr. Nele Fabian joined the FNF Brussels team in April 2020 and is responsible for all projects related to the economy, innovation, and sustainability as well as the EU's relationship with the United Kingdom. Ms. Fabian’s academic background is in Social Science and Chinese Studies. She holds a PhD (funded by a scholarship from FNF) in Modern Chinese History from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany with a focus on historical waste management solutions and the circular economy. Before joining FNF, Ms Fabian worked as an editorial manager and developmental editor in interdisciplinary academic publishing. Besides her native language German, she speaks English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Hungarian, and beginner’s Japanese.

Main topics: UK, economy, sustainability & innovation

Jeroen Dobber

Jeroen Dobber - Head of the FNF Global Security Hub

Jeroen Dobber joined FNF Europe in May 2020. In his role as head of the FNF Security Hub, he follows the political developments in the European Union and NATO, with special focus on foreign and security policy. He is also responsible for FNF’s projects in the United Kingdom. Mr Dobber publishes reports and political analyses and facilitates dialogue among experts and stakeholders. He previously worked at the European Liberal Forum, the think tank of the ALDE Party, and gained further work experience at a public affairs consultancy, a political think tank and in a diplomatic representation. He studied European Studies at the University of Amsterdam and holds an MA degree in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick.

Main topics: Security and defence policy

Jeanette Suess

Jeanette Süß - European Affairs Manager

Jeanette Süß has been working as European Affairs Manager at the FNF Brussels office since May 2020. She analyses topical and fundamental developments in the EU and is reponsable for FNF’s projects with France. Before joining FNF, she worked at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, at the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) as well as in think tanks and foundations with a Franco-German outlook. Ms Süß holds a German and a French Master’s degree in Political and European Studies from Sciences Po Paris and the Freie Universität Berlin and studied Political Science and French Romance Studies at the universities of Tübingen and Aix-en-Provence.

Main topics: Franco-German relations, EU fundamental issues, EU institutions, migration and social policy

Ute Entrup

Ute Entrup Office - Manager and Assistant to the Director FNF Europe

Ute Entrup has been working for the foundation in Brussels since October 2003. As Office Manager and Assistant to the Director of the Regional Office, she is involved in many daily administrative and organisational tasks. She has been living in Belgium since 1994; she is German native, fluent in French and English and knows basic Dutch.