Dr. Jochen Hille, born 1972, is a political scientist. His main interests are welfare studies (mainly health and labor market policies), European Integration and the construction of national identity. His regional focus lies on Germany and Norway. He studied and carried out research at Freie Universität Berlin, Philipps University Marburg, Universities of Bergen and Oslo (Norway), ETH Zurich and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Beside the scientific work he is professionally working as a consultant for social policies and as a project manager/social worker in diverse governmental labor market programs. He gained a wide range of teaching skills in governmental programs, in civic education, public schools and by teaching high ranked governmental professionals. In academia he regularly teaches political sciences and economics on the welfare state at "Humboldt University Berlin", "Berlin School of Economics", the „University of Cooperative Education Plauen“ and the "University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management" and occasionally at Best-Sabel University, HTW and Business School Berlin. At Berlin International he is teaching "economic policy".