Team
Team

Lene Wagner
Head of Cultural Administration of the City of Hildesheim and Co-Director of the Bid
Contact

Team

Thomas Harling
Head of the Bidding Office and Co-Director of the Bid
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Team

Carolin Hochleichter
Artistic Director
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Max Balzer
Head of Communication & Marketing
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Team

Elisabeth Böhnlein
Development and Coordination of the Artistic Programme
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Team

Lisa Modrakowski
Project Development & International Relations
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Team

Necaattin Arslan
Bid Book Editor
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Rahel Tiemeyer
Project Development & Social Participation
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Sabine Zimmermann
Project Management & Networking
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Team

Anna-Lena Schotge
Marketing & Design
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Matthias Gram
Social Media
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Wiebke Wrede-Olberg
Event Planning, Sponsorship, Office Organisation
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Team

Koko Lana Hörr
Our Voluntary
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Extended Team

Ulf Behnel
Head of the Financial Department of the City of Hildesheim

Mareike Knobloch
Public Relations & Event Planning
(in parental leave)

Birgit Krauß
Head of the cultural adminstration of the District of Hildesheim

Nina Ceglarek
Contracts and Administration

Max Reiniger​
Research and conception

Steering​ Committee Hildesheim 2025

The Steering Comittee is responsible for shaping the bid for European Capital of Culture. It decides on the organisation and operation of the project office, the use of financial resources, the preparation of the bidbook and the basic content of the citizen participation campaigns.

Chairmen:
Dr. Ingo Meyer
Lord Mayor of the City of Hildesheim

Olaf Levonen
District Administrator

Wolfgang Moegerle
Representative of the Mayors and Mayoresses

Members:

Bernd Beushausen
Mayor of the City of Alfeld

Boris Böcker
Volksbank eG Hildesheim-Pattensen-Lehrte

Heike Brennecke
Mayoress of the City of Sarstedt

Dr. Daniel Gad
Institute for Cultural Policy, University of Hildesheim

Prof. Dr. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl
Representative of the Freundeskreis Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2025 Stadt und Region Hildesheim e.V.

Gerd Günter
Chairman IQ – Interessengemeinschaft Kultur Hildesheim e.V.

Anke Hoefer
Industrieverband Alfeld – Region e.V.

Dr. Marc Hudy
President of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK)

Hartwig Kemmerer
Representative of the Freundeskreis Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2025 Stadt und Region Hildesheim e.V

Birgit Krauß
Head of the Cultural Office, District of Hildesheim

Konrad Krüger
Managing Director of Stammelbach Karl Krüger GmbH & Co. KG

Mirko Peisert
Superintendent of the Lutheran Church District of Hildesheim-Sarstedt

Dr. Thomas Scharf-Wrede
Director of the Diocese Archive Hildesheim

Prof. Dr. Martin Schreiner
Vice President of the University of Hildesheim

Berndt Seiler
SPD-Parliamentary Group in the County Council of Hildesheim

Philipp Thalmann
CDU City Association of Hildesheim

Jürgen Twardzik
Chairman of the Sparkasse Hildesheim Goslar Peine

Wolfgang Voges
Dean of the Domkapitular of the Diocese of Hildesheim

Lene Wagner
Head of the Cultural Administration of the City of Hildesheim

Rosa Wagner-Kröger
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, District Association of Hildesheim

Mirco Weiß
CDU City Association of Hildesheim

Evelin Wißmann
First County Councillor, District of Hildesheim

Sabine Zimmermann
Managing Director of the Network for Culture & Local Traditions Hildesheimer Land e.V

Circle of Friends European Capital of Culture 2025 City and Region Hildesheim e.V.

The Circle of Friends 2025 supports the project office in its work, including the acquisition of sponsors and the planning and organisation of various projects and events.

Chair:
Peter Block

Deputy:
Aline Faass
Hartwig Kemmerer
Konrad Krüger
Dr. Hartmut Reichardt

Treasurer:
Jürgen Böhnke

Secretary:
Dr. Thomas F.W. Schodder

Committee members:
Helmut Aßmann
Rolf Behme
Dr. Daniel Gad
Anne-Katrin Gendolla
Konstantin Gerbrich
Kirsten Greten
Prof. Dr. Claudia Höhl
Pia-Marie Holstein
René Hußnätter
Matthias Jung
Anna-Lena Lorenz
Justus Lüder
Eva Lutze-Sippach
Prof. Dr. Henrik Oehlmann
Prof. Dr. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl
Mustafa Sancar

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