Caroline Paulick-Thiel

Strategic Design & Executive Director, Politics for Tomorrow, Berlin, Germany


Caroline Paulick-Thiel is a strategic designer and expert in facilitating responsible innovation. Trained in design (BA) and in public policy (MPP), she is experienced in developing and leading participatory processes to address public challenges. In 2012, she co-founded nextlearning, an association supporting societal transformation processes with experiental learning formats. Since 2015, Caroline is the director of Politics for Tomorrow, a non-partisan initiative fostering human-centered design approaches in public innovation, working with German political-administrative institutions from local to highest federal level. For the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, she initiated the Academy - a dedicated space for learning by doing and finding creative answers to concrete questions.