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Country: Germany
Originally from: Germany
Organisation: FOS Europe
Job title: Co-Director
Email: nico[at]
Languages: German, English

Certified Coach

Experience with Open Standards:

Training received:

  • 2007: University Course in Protected Area Management using the Open Standards at Eberswalde University, Germany
  • 2008: Participant & Miradi Trainer at CCNet Europe Multi-Team-Workshop in Tour du Valat, France
  • 2011: Participant at CCNet Europe Coaches Rally, Deltebre, Spain
  • 2012: Participant at CCNet Europe Facilitation training using the Open Standards in the Netherlands
  • 2013: Participant at CCNet Europe Coaches Rally, Ribaritsa, Bulgaria
  • 2013: Participant at Global Coaches Rally in Atlanta, USA

Training provided:

  • 2011: Coach at Multi-Team Workshop in Deltebre, Spain
  • 2013: Coach at Multi-Team Workshop in Ribaritsa, Bulgaria
  • 2015: Organiser & Trainer-in-Training at CCNet Europe Multi-Team-Workshop, Vilm, Germany
  • 2015: Trainer-in-Training at CCNet Europe Refresher Course in Tavertet, Spain
  • 2015: Organiser and Session Lead at Global Rally in Mon St Benet, Spain
  • 2016: Coach at Multi-Team-Workshop, Medvenica, Croatia
  • 2017: Trainer at New Coach Training in MonNatura Pirineus, Spain
  • 2017: Organiser and Session Lead at CCNet Europe Rally, MonNatura Pirineus, Spain
  • 2018: Trainer at Multi-Team-Workshop, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2019: Session Lead at the CCNet Europe Rally in Vålådalen, Sweden

Experience in applying / coaching:

  • 2009: Quality management in conservation workshop for German NGOs using the Open Standards organized by the University of Würzburg in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2009-2011: Lecturer in Protected Area Management and Adaptive Conservation Site Management both using the Open Standards at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany
  • 2013-2014: Monitoring and reporting process and software development for the conservation department of WWF Germany based on the Open Standards
  • 2014, 2016: Open Standards Trainings for German Universities organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm
  • 2015-2016: Training of all conservation officers (90) in the German WWF Office in the Open Standards and facilitation of the development of the Germany and Asia Strategies of the organisation
  • 2015-2016: Open Standards Workhops with different teams of WWF Switzerland: Senior Management Team Training, Sustainable Finance Unit, Large Predator Strategy, Markets & Consumption Unit
  • 2015: Participatory planning for valuable landscapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a basis for the country strategy of WWF DRC with a main focus on Salona National Park
  • 2015: Advising the German Internation Climate Initiative (ICI) in knowledge management in conservation using the Open Standards and Miradi
  • 2016: Course design and session support for Conservation Management course using the Open Standards at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
  • 2016: Planning for Atlantic Forest Conservation Project using the Open Standards with WWF Switzerland and Paraguay in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2016: Training in the Open Standards for Public Sector Partnership representatives from across the WWF network in Berlin, Germany
  • 2016-2017: Process facilitation and guidance for the Swedish EPA and County Administrative Board of Gotland in the use of the Open Standards in the participatory National Park designation process (still ongoing) for National Park Bästeträsk, Sweden
  • 2016-2017: Technical support in a EU/Government of Turkey project on prioritizing areas for the designation of terrestrial protected areas in Turkey in accordance with the European Natura 2000 legislation using the Open Standards
  • 2016-2017: Open Standards Workshops with the Michael Succow Foundation in Germany focusing on Transhumance in Georgia as well as methods for the integration of Human Wellbeing and Climate Change in Conservation Projects
  • 2017: Updating of the Strategic Plan and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework of IUCN MED in Malaga, Spain using the Open Standards
  • 2017: Participatory adaptation of the WWF’s Amur Heilong Programme with representation of WWF Mongolia, China and Russia in Beijing, China
  • 2017-2018: Building Coaching Capacity and Development of Learning materials, guidance and tools for internal roll out of the Open Standards more broadly in WWF Germany
  • 2018-2019: Applying theories of change to a network of 60 marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea for the new strategic plan of MedPAN, Marseille, France
  • 2018-ongoing: Facilitating the adaptive management of 25 conservation partnerships initiated by the MAVA Foundation in West Africa, Meditarranean and Switzerland with a total of approx. 150 involved organisations
  • 2018-ongoing: Facilitating the participatory design of the new Long-Term-Strategy of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) the biggest European environmental umbrella organisation (140 members), Brussels, Belgium
  • 2018-ongoing: Coaching and technical support for the implementation of a government assignment of the Swedish Agency for Water and Marine Management (SWAM): National Action Plan on Marine Protected Areas, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2018-ongoing: Design, coaching and facilitation of the Action Plan for Adaptive Management of the Swedish Protected Area System of the Swedish EPA, Stockholm & Östersund, Sweden

Other OS-related activities:

  • 2009-ongoing: Core Team Member of CCNet Europe
  • 2014-ongoing: Board Member of CCNet Europe
  • 2018-ongoing: Miradi Team Technical Advisor

Additional Relevant Experience:

  • Nico holds a BSc. in International Forest Ecosystem Management and an MSc. in Global Change Management from the Eberswalde University of Sustainable Developmen, Germany.
  • Before working with FOS Europe, Nico was responsible for Conservation Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation at WWF Germany.
  • He is also trained as climbing instructor and in outdoor education.
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