Our team

Gösta Nissen

Director of the Minority Secretariat
Certified political scientist

Email: g.nissen@minderheitensekretariat.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 1868 114 265

Professional career:
•    since October 2020, Director of the Minority Secretariat
•    2003-2020, Project Manager in charge of publicity work for the Verband Deutscher Lokalzeitungen e. V. (VDL; Association of German Local Newspapers), Berlin. VDL delegate to the National Initiative for Print Media hosted by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media.
•    1998-2002, Reader at C.L. Rautenberg printers and publishers, Glückstadt
•    1996-1998, Freelance associated with Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag (sh:z; Schleswig-Holstein Newspaper Publishers), Flensburg
•    1996, Work placement at the Nordfriisk Instituut, Bredstedt

Social involvement:
•    since 1996, member of the association Nordfriesisches Institut (North Frisian Institute)
•    alternate member of the advisory council of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency


Hanka Šołćic/Scholze

M.Sc. in Development and International Relations, specialising in Global Refugee Studies

Email: h.solcic@minderheitensekretariat.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 1868 114 670

Professional career:
•    since 2022, Assistant at the Minority Secretariat
•    2020, Work placement at the Federal Police Headquarters, Department 42 (International Cooperation), Potsdam
•    2019-2021, M.Sc. studies at Copenhagen, Denmark
•    2017-2018, Case Manager for the Airbnb platform in Lisbon, Portugal
•    2015, semester abroad in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of B.A. in language, culture and translation in Russian, Portuguese and Arabic
•    2014, Work placement at German Embassy, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
•    since 2012, freelance collaboration with Witaj Language Centre, including support for development of the sotra online translator

Johanna Panse

Project Manager interactive touring exhibition „Was heißt hier Minderheit?
M.A. in museum management and communication

Email: j.panse@minderheitensekretariat.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 1868 114 623

Professional career:
•    since 2019, Project Manager for the conception and implementation of the interactive touring exhibition of the Minority Secretariat
•    2018, exhibition development for the Museum Schloss Klippenstein at Radeberg (master’s thesis)
•    2017, placement abroad at Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja (Jewish Museum of Galicia) at Kraków, Poland
•    2014-2016, student assistant at Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) in Berlin

Nele Feuring

Advisor for the transfer of knowledge

Email: n.feuring @minderheitensekretariat.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 18681 14670

Professional career:
•    since 2022, political advisor at the Minority Secretariat
•    2021, Intern in the research department of the German Literature Archive Marbach
•    2020-2021, Project Manager at the Minority Secretariat
•    since 2019, M.A. Interdisciplinary Antisemitism Research at the Technical University of Berlin
•    2019, B.A. Europäische Kulturen und Gesellschaft an der Europa-Universität Flensburg
•    2018-2020, Student Assistant at the Minority Secretariat
•    2018-2019, Student Assistant at the European Centre for Minority Issues
•    2018, Erasmus stay at the University of Limerick, Ireland
•    2017, Internship at the Minority Secretariat

Veronika Bjarš/Bjarsch

Project Lead
Certified product designer

Email: v.bjarsch@minderheitensekretariat.de
Mobile: +49 (0) 177 268 4861

Professional career:
•    since oktober 2022 Projekt lead at the Minority Secretariat
•    September 2021–September 2022, responsible for the travelling exhibition “Was heißt hier Minderheit?” at the Minority Secretariat
•    2020-2021, exhibition manager and graphic designer for the exhibition “Life on Planet Orsimanirana” Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
•    2019-2020, project management and graphic design for the exhibition “Verehrt. Geliebt. Vergessen. Maria zwischen den Konfessionen” (“Honoured. Loved. Forgotten. Mary between the confessions”), Luthergedenkstätten Wittenberg
•    2018-2019, project management and graphic design for the exhibition “Bauen für Luther” (“Building for Luther”), Luthergedenkstätten Wittenberg
•    2015-2017 Project & Research Manager, nr21 DESIGN GmbH, Berlin for customers including Sennheiser, Vodafone, Tapdo, Vimeda, Zeiss and Kinstalk
•    previously freelance project manager and designer for various clients in the field of culture and digital-startups