Sylvia Schmidt is a Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Within the "Repair and Prepare: Strengthening the Euro" research project, her research interests include European integration, the European Single Market, social policy and Franco-German relations. Sylvia accomplished a French-German dual master’s degree in European Affairs and Political Science from SciencesPo Paris and Freie Universität Berlin. During her studies, she worked as a student assistant for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and completed internships with the German Foreign Office and the Bundestag. Additionally, she has been a project coordinator for Polis180, a young grassroots think-tank on European and foreign affairs and has worked as a freelance journalist for the public broadcasting service.