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  • 29 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Dutch, Hindi
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • adviser to a Member of the European Parliament
  • Political Scientist
  • From Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION: unblock the European Democracy via the, meditate if I want to have another foster child with my husband at home.

ABOUT ME: Political scientist and professional working for more democracy and solidarity in Europe and the world, was recently foster father of an 18 year old, loving but annoying partner to my husband, local patriot of my chosen home Brussels (Belgium), my birth place Mainz (Germany) and my long time home Berlin (more or less Germany)

PHILOSOPHY: The world can be a cool place if enough people come together to make it happen.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I LIKE COUCHSURFING: I had amazing hosts and guests in Delhi and Rostock, Athens and Jerusalem. But all the fun made me demanding. I want to connect to you, to your experience and views of the world. So when you write me, please answer some of those questions:
* Why do you want to stay with us more than with other hosts in our city?
* What do you aspire to be really good at?
* What do you do for society, for others?
* Who's your favorite artist? Why?
* Are you for or against capitalism? Why?
* What's your favorite story in Bible, Torah, Quran, Bagvad Gita or other holy texts?
* Who do you political hero(s)? Why?


Politics, philosophy, theology (Christian, Muslim, Hindu), natural sciences, history, archaeology, cooking, myths, theatre, painting, sculptures, street art, (night-)trains, volunteerning and actions and activists for a better world: Wikipedians, extinction rebels, artists, social workers, philosophers.

  • literature
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • partying
  • politics
  • socializing
  • painting
  • hiking
  • hinduism
  • archeology
  • history
  • languages
  • law
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • science
  • sociology
  • nature
  • trains
  • political activism
  • sandcastles

Music, Movies, and Books

"Die Hauptstadt" by Robert Menasse
"Der Weltensammler" by Ilija Trojanow
"Zorbas" by Nikos Kazantzakis
"A Friend of the Earth" by T. C. Boyle
"Islamische Skalvinnen" by Mariolina Koller-Franconi
"Die Mosaische Unterscheidung" by Jan Assmann
"Prototyp" by Ralf König"Rumo
"Die Wunder im Dunkeln" by Walter Moers
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams
"Der Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran
"Harry Potter" (all) by Joanne K. Rowling

"Princess Mononoke" by Hayao Miyazaki
"Captain Fantastic"
"The Godfather"
"Torch Song Trilogy"
"House of Cards" (the BBC series)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

* Changed the rules for more transparency of lobbying in the European Parliament:
* Wrote a diploma thesis on the change of the political system in Delhi and the influence of the quality of the press on it.
* Arrived in India all alone and left after 14 months with several new friends for life.
* Was foster father for our 17 year old Tunesian son together with my husband for half a year.

Teach, Learn, Share

* what to see in Brussels:
* what to see in Mainz:

What I Can Share with Hosts

* how European politics work and can be influenced
* how to write your name in Hindi
* what halloumi is and how tasty it is with vegetable rice

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Germany, India

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