Sebastian Holler

(center) Founder of EUROPE GOES SILK ROAD

After graduating from Stiftsgymnasium Melk in 2010 Sebastian Holler has studied Global History, International Development, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Slavistics at the University of Vienna. After completing a one-year EU expert course at the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) he conducted research on conflict analysis, terrorism and the Chinese Belt & Road Initiative at the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management at the Austrian National Defence Academy and subsequently was appointed as research associate. Moreover, he is team member of the strategic think & do tank Shabka. Sebastian’s research focuses on Eurasian geopolitics, polar geopolitics and Insular Studies. He conducted several self-organized research expeditions among others to Russia, North Korea, Bosnia, Transnistria, Mongolia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Melilla/Morocco.

EUROPE GOES SILK ROAD is an initiative of young European academics undertaking a 33.000 km research expedition along the New Silk Road to document the different Eurasian connectivity initiatives and their main projects on site as well as assessing them from an interdisciplinary point of view. By using the newly developed digital tool “LiveDocs” EUROPE GOES SILK ROAD is shaping a new path for consuming documentaries