Michael Schönstein

Head of Strategic Foresight and Analysis, Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society

Michael Schönstein is Head of Strategic Foresight and Analysis at the Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society. He is in charge of co-ordinating the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs’ activities on technology foresight and research on the digital transformation. In this capacity he also co-ordinated the drafting process of the German AI strategy and its implementation. Prior to this, Michael held various positions in the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the German Federal Ministry of Health, as well as at the OECD’s Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs, and he co-authored several studies on labour and health policy. Michael holds degrees in Economics, International Relations, and Public Policy from the University of St Andrews (UK) and the Hertie School of Governance (Germany).