Member of the Media Team
"As a journalist, I know how important a basic understanding of politics is. My experience has shown me: A lack of trust in politics is often related to the feeling of not being able to understand political processes. That's why projects like the Youth Parliament initiative are important for counteracting this at an early age. In this way, young people can try out parliamentary processes and thus learn democracy in a playful way. The initiative makes what often seems very dry at school tangible and thus creates enthusiasm for political issues. It also offers the opportunity to enter into a competition of positions, to question one's own opinions and to think outside the box."
Gabriel Rinaldi is a journalist and master's student in International Affairs. During his career, he has already worked for leading media such as the Washington Post, SPIEGEL, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ZDF, Tagesspiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Gabriel also contributes as a research assistant at the Hertie School and to numerous social initiatives. He was born in 1997 in the Black Forest and grew up between the Swabian province and the Italian Mediterranean. He then studied political science and sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin and King's College London. He is currently completing a double master's degree in International Affairs and Economics at the Hertie School, Berlin, and the Università Bocconi, Milan, as a scholarship holder of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Deutschlandstiftung Integration.