Johannes Börmann is a fundamental rights expert and historian by training. He has been working for the European Commission since 2015. For 4 years, he served as Deputy Coordinator on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life, contact point for Jewish communities and organisations, and advised the Commission on policy responses. He held several different positions in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, the Directorate-General for Education and Culture and the Directorate-General for Home Affairs and Migration. From 2021-2023, he worked as programme manager for the Citizens, Equality, Rights and values programme, the biggest-ever EU Human Rights fund, and managedfunding programmes focused on combating racism and antisemitism, fundamental rights and European remembrance. Since 2023 he has been working as policy officer in the new Directorate-General for technical support instrument and supports judiciary and public administration reforms in EU Member States.
He graduated in Jewish history from the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich and spent an academic year as a fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also holds a Master’s in European Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw. He has published articles on Jewish history, combating antisemitism and promoting diversity and inclusion in a transatlantic context.