GCSP Young Leader in Foreign and Security Policy Fellow, Global Fellowship Initiative
Mads Fritzboeger is a Young Leader in Foreign and Security Policy Fellow at the GCSP, part of the Global Fellowship Initiative, with a specific focus on supporting the practical application of the UN's Sustaining Peace Agenda.
Actively engaged in the work and progress of the GCSP Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Cluster, Mads Fritzboeger was proclaimed as the official Youth Champion of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) at the association's 6th annual seminar in May 2018.
In order to gradually strengthen his own performance, he has also himself been a participant of three of the GCSP's executive courses: Leading Inclusive Teams 2018, Critical Incident Management 2018 and Skills Enhancement for Political Advisors 2018.
When not at the GCSP, Mads Fritzboeger is working as a multilateral governance and security policy consultant with the Copenhagen- and N.Y.C.-based Concord Consulting, for whom he e.g. has provided context analyses in February/March 2018 to the concept note of the Danish Foreign Ministry's new Country Programme for Somalia (2019-2021).
Mads Fritzboeger is moreover a full member of both the Danish Foreign Policy Society and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London.
Prior to his admission to the GCSP Global Fellowship Initiative, Mads Fritzboeger has repeatedly been recognized as a leader in the making by other international organisations. In 2014, he was invited by the Diplo Foundation to join the certificate course of their Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative, in 2015 he was part of the Asia-Europe Foundation's 1st Young Leaders Summit, in 2016, he joined the Riga Conference Future Leaders Forum of the Atlantic Treaty Association, and lastly in 2017, Mads Fritzboeger was provided with intensive capacity development on EU and UN affairs by the École Nationale d'Administration and the World Federation of UN Associations (respectively), paid for by the Danish Foreign Ministry.
Previously, Mads Fritzboeger has e.g. served as a supervisory board member of the Danish UN Association (in addition to a long-time service to the organisation's Standing Committee on Peace & Conflict Resolution), as a trustee in the official Nordic Co-Operation, a member of the national representation of Denmark in the Baltic Sea NGO Network and a visiting member of staff of the University of Edinburgh.
He holds a joint BA in History and Intercultural Business Competence & Communication as well as a MA in History with elective studies in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy, both degrees from the University of Copenhagen.
To that end, he is also an alumnus of both the Summer university programme of the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies (2014) and the joint Summer programme of the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna (2015).