Dr. Annette Vollmer

  • Born 29 August 1967 in Chur (Switzerland)
  • 1988-1994: Studies of political science, romance philology (Spanish) and economic sciences (political economics) at the University of Freiburg
  • 2006-2011: Doctorate at the HafenCity University (HCU) Hamburg, Subject: Business Improvement Districts: are they a successful policy import from the U.S.?
  • Positions at an electoral district office, in a consultancy firm for development assistance, Hamburg State ministry of urban development and environment, and research fellowship at the distance university Hagen
  • Since 2011 acting for Ökopol
  • Since 2012 science advisor at the working group „Acceptance and efficiency in the context of project planning”, 7th commission of the regional government of Lower Saxony „European environmental policy and project planning”
  • Since 2014 active as a freelance policy advisor (www.annettevollmer.de)

Main focus of work

Resources and circular economy

  • Research on and assessment of international instruments aimed at the prevention of food waste

Environmentally acceptable products

  • Website of the Hamburg network of excellence „Eco-friendly product development” – setup and maintenance


  • Facilitation of workshops and working groups
  • Expertise in proceedings with civic participation