NEW EACP Coordinator Niklas Schilling

Big changes ahead for the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership!

Big changes ahead for the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership! After 7 years of amazing work, Anna Maaßen will leave the position as EACP coordinator on November 15th. Anna has actively shaped the network with her energetic and positive way of thinking, gathering a big round of applause at her last event in Coventry (the EACP General Assembly 2021) by all EACP members (both in presence and virtual). Nevertheless, this will not be a farewell. Anna will move ahead to the Ministry for Economy and Innovation of the city of Hamburg, remaining in close contact with the cluster Hamburg Aviation and the EACP network.  

Goodbye good friend! 


Such big footprints are not easy to fill. But with Niklas Schilling, the EACP has found a successor who we believe will be at least equally engaged and energetic! Niklas, 30 years old, with past experiences at the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), the European Parliament and holding a master’s degree in International Politics and International Public Law, is enthusiastic to take over Anna’s role. During his first event he was warmly welcomed by the whole EACP network, leaving him the best possible impression. 

Here are his first thoughts as new EACP coordinator: "I’m really happy to be with EACP as I believe it embodies what can be achieved through cooperation and exchange in European cluster landscape. Anna has done a fantastic job in the last years, navigating the EACP through changes and challenges. I do firmly believe that we have the opportunity to further strengthen our bonds and move forward to a post-corona world, where aerospace clusters shape the green industry of tomorrow. I think the renewed strategy of EACP exemplifies this attitude and I look forward to work with our members and partners.”