Alice Stollmeyer

Alice Stollmeyer is the Founder & Executive Director of nonprofit foundation 'Defend Democracy’. A former digital advocacy strategist, she has lived and worked in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, the heart of the European Union. With a solid background in 'social studies of science, technology & society' and in communication, in 2012 Alice founded her own consultancy @StollmeyerEU, which specialises in EU public affairs, political communications and digital advocacy. She has been ranked a top digital EU influencer ever since (#1 female digital EU influencer 2019). In 2016 @StollmeyerEU broadened its portfolio: previously focused on energy and climate policies, now its focus is politics, digital developments and European values like democracy, human rights and rule of law. On 8 November 2017, Alice Stollmeyer founded 'Defend Democracy', an independent, nonpartisan, transatlantic organisation defending liberal democracy from internal, external and technological threats. To achieve its mission, 'Defend Democracy' works on communication, cooperation and community. Its successful signature event is currently held in Brussels, Berlin and Washington DC and is expected to be launched in Copenhagen, Aarhus, The Hague, Kyiv, Vilnius, London and Madrid soon: monthly #DemocracyDrinks to grow and support communities of democracy defenders.