Sarah Holland-Kunkel

Sarah is the projectmanagement expert. She holds a certificate of the International Projectmanagement Association (IPMA) and her research expertise and field of interest are Good Governance and Human Rights. She also works as a lecturer at universities in the field of projectmanagement and human rights. Sarah has plenty of work experience in the implementation of international and national funded projects under the framework of the e.g. EU Justice programm, EU ISF Fond, Twinning as well as under the federal ministries BMFSFJ and BMBF.

Curriculum Vitae

2020 - present

Member of Scientific Board: European Public Law Organization | Greece

Project Manager, Lecturer and Researcher at the Northern Business School Hamburg

2018 - present

Executive Head of Board at the Civic Institute to promote the Rule of Democracy, Lübeck / Germany, Law Enforcement and Justice Sector; Human Rights and European Law; Civil Society engagement

2018- 2020

Master of Arts at the University Leuphana, Lüneburg / Germany, Human Rights and Good Governance

2017 - 2018

IPMA Certificate at the German Project Management Association GPMA, Hamburg / Germany, International Project and Process Management

2017 – present

▪ Lecturer and Researcher at the HfÖV Bremen, Bremen / Germany

▪ Project and Process Manager at Hamburg Human Rights Initiative, Hamburg / Germany, organisation, implementation and evaluation of projects in the field of Humanitarian Aid, Democracy and Human Rights

▪ Project and Process Management at the Institute for Police and Security Research, Bremen / Germany, implementation, monitoring, financial compliance and process management of projects funded by the European Union in the field of Human Rights, Good Governance, Rule of Law, Law Enforcement and Justice Sector

▪ Project Coordinator for several projects at the University for Public Administration / Institute for Police and Security Research, Bremen / Germany

2013 - 2017

Bachelor of Arts at the Macromedia University, Hamburg / Germany, Business Administration


Certificate Business Administration at the National University, San Diego / USA



Sarah's projects: 

  • DAAD (2016)Zusammenarbeit mit der Zivilgesellschaft/Combating Corruption, Project Leader | Armenia / Germany 

  • European Union (2016/17): JUSTICE (Horizon2020)/Enhanced Cooperation in Criminal Matters (ECRIM), Researcher | Germany / Lithuania

  • Bundeskriminalamt/Europäische Union (2016/17)Internal Security Fund: Aufdeckung/Zerschlagung krimineller Netzwerke/Terrorism Financing | Project Leader | Albania / Germany / Italy / Kosovo

  • European Union (2017/18): JUSTICE (Horizon2020): Protection of Victims’ Rights (VAST) | Project Leader / Researcher | Germany / Greece / Italy

  • Bundeskriminalamt/Europäische Union (2017/18): Internal Security Fund: Radikalisierung und Deradikalisierung in Justizvollzugsanstalten / Researcher | Germany

  • Bundesministerium für Familien, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (2017/19): Modellprojekte Häusliche Gewalt: Umsetzung der Istanbul-Konvention des Europarates, Academic Project Leader / Researcher |Germany

  • European Union (2018/21): Twinning MD 16 ENI JH 01 18 (MD/33): Enhancing the system of prevention and combating money laundering and terrorism financing in the Republic of Moldova  / Expert (Germany) | Germany / Lithuania / Poland / Host: Moldova

  • European Union (2019/21): JUSTICE: Implementation of the Stockholm’s Roadmap in Cases of Terrorism and Radicalisation (FAIRNESS) | Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal
  • European Union (2019/21): JUSTICE: Radicalisation Prevention Competences’ Development Programme for Justice Professionals (R4JUST) | Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania

  • European Union (2019/21): JUSTICE: Cooperation Preventing Radicalisation towards Terrorism (JP-COOPS) | Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (2019 and 2020) FH Forschung (2 projects funded): SERVITU and EMSCoN, Project Lead | Germany

  • European Union (2021/23): ISF: Interrupting the Human Trafficking Business Model (UNCHAINED) | Germany, Italy, Spain

  • European Union (2021/23): ISF: Online Investigations in Money Laundering (BIGOSINT) | Germany, France, Italy, Spain

  • European Union (2021/23): ISF: Measures against Illicit Trade in Works of Art (CRIMART) | Germany, Cyprus, Poland

  • Project: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (2021), Sector: FH International, Topic: Enhanced institutional Cooperation

  • ERASMUS+European Union (2020/23): Jean Monnet Modules, Project Management / Eventmanagement|  Germany


Publication List

Sarah Holland/ Gabriela Piontkowski/Arthur Hartmann/Ben Holland. 2020. Radikalisierung und Deradikalisierung in deutschen Strafvollzugsanstalten. Frankfurt: Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft, ISBN 978-3-86676-559-7. 

Sarah Holland/ Gabriela Piontkowski/Arthur Hartmann/Ben Holland. 2019. De-/Radikalisierung in deutschen Justizvollzugsanstalten: Radikalität erkennen. Kriminalistik, Heft 10, S.  578 - 585.

Sarah Holland/Arthur Hartmann/Ben Holland. 2018. Geldwäsche in Europa: Terrorismus und Organisierte Kriminalität. Frankfurt a.M.: Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft. 2018. ISBN 978-3-86676-539-9.


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