Europe Calling e.V.

Founding board of directors: 

  • Dr. Maximilian Fries (Executive director)
  • Alexandra Geese, Member of the European Parliament
  • Ansgar Gilster, Human Rights Activist and Co-Founder of United4Rescue
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liebert, European University Institute Florence


Maximilian Fries, PhD
Executive Director & Moderator
More about Max

Max studied Biomedicine in Würzburg and completed his PhD in Medical Sciences (focus: cancer biology) in Cambridge (UK) in 2017. Between 2017-2021, he was Head of the Local Office of Sven Giegold MEP in Düsseldorf, where he organised the Europe Calling series, among other things. In December 2021, he co-founded Europe Calling e.V. and is now full-time executive director, board member and moderates most of the webinars. He lives with his kids in Southern Germany.