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Caroline PAULICK-THIEL Director and Co-Founder, Politics for Tomorrow, nextlearning, Berlin


 Caroline Paulick-Thiel is a strategic designer and expert in facilitating responsible innovation in cross-sectoral learning environments. Trained in design (BA) and in public policy (MPP), she is experienced in developing and leading participatory processes to address public challenges. In 2012, she co-founded nextlearning, an association that supports societal transformation processes with experiential learning formats. Since 2015, Caroline is the director of Politics for Tomorrow, a non-partisan initiative fostering human-centered approaches in public innovation in Germany, working together with political-administrative institutions from local to highest federal level, driving several transformational projects. For many years, she has volunteered in projects that combine experiential learning, sustainable development and policy advice e.g. sounding board member GovLab Austria, founding member of Creative Bureaucracy Festival. During the first Creative Bureaucracy Festival in 2018, she initiated an academy - a dedicated space for learning by doing and experiencing creative bureaucracy modes.