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Advisory Board and Scientific Committee

The Advisory Board

For the drafting and implementation of its annual programme, the Federal Academy draws on the expert advice of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is composed of nine permanent and five non-permanent members.


The permanent members are:

  • one representative each of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and
  • one representative of the Länder,
  • one representative of the German Association of Cities,
  • one representative of the German Civil Service Federation and
  • one representative of the Confederation of German Trade Unions.

The non-permanent members are appointed by the Federal Ministry of the Interior for a term of three years from a community of scientists, industry representatives and other experts.


Members of the Advisory Board:

List of Advisory Board Members (Status as of 2021) 
Ressortvertreter
Pia Karger (Vorsitz)Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat
Dr. Martina Stahl-HoepnerBundesministerium der Finanzen
Dr. Wolfgang WonnebergerBundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales
Harald KuhneBundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
Dr. Winfred BernhardBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Länder- und Kommunalvertreter
Dr. Marten PfeiferMinisterium für Inneres und Kommunales des Landes NRW

Christian Oestmann

Senatsverwaltung für Inneres und Sport Berlin
Dr. Uda BastiansDeutscher Städtetag
Gewerkschaften
Friedhellm Schäferdbb beamtenbund und tarifunion
Henriette SchwarzDeutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
Nichtständige Mitglieder
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl-Peter SommermannDeutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer
Ulrich MaithKonon GmbH
Prof. Dr. Helmut KrcmarTechnische Universität München
Prof. Dr. Sibylle Petersehemalig Universität Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. Silvia v. SteinsdorffHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin



The Scientific Committee

The Advisory Board forms from amongst its members the Scientific Committee which is composed of two permanent and the five non-permanent members of the Advisory Board; the Scientific Committee provides current scientific advice to the Federal Academy of Public Administration.

Members of the Scientific Committee:

List of Members of the Scientific Committee (Status as of 2020)
Dr. Winfred BernhardBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Prof. Dr. Helmut KrcmarTechnische Universität München
Ulrich MaithKonon GmbH

Christian Oestmann

Senatsverwaltung für Inneres und Sport Berlin
Prof. Dr. Sibylle PetersUniversität Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. Silvia v. SteinsdorffHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl-Peter Sommermann (Vorsitz)Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer

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