The Hertie Network on Digitalization (HNoD) aims at bringing together Hertie fellows whose professional focus and/or personal interests lie in the broader area of digitalization. HNoD is envisaged as a dynamic environment for the exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas among its members. Current and future developments on “everything digital” and their implications for society and governance represent the thematic focus of the network.

This many-faceted topic of digitalization has so far been approached in a fragmented fashion with disconnected communities working on different ends of their respective digital agendas. The Hertie Network on Digitalization aims at breaking up the existing silo structures between different communities. Its goal is to foster cross-boundary dialogue between academia, government and administration, practitioners, and activists.

Membership can be requested twice a year as part of a call for proposals.

Latest Updates

  • Dealing with data - HNoD's 7th edition

    On June 23-24, HNoD’s 7th biannual meeting took place as part of the Hertie fellows&friends network summit. With over 30 registrations, this was the largest HNoD meeting so far. Fellows from all over Europe came to discuss this meeting’s topic “Dealing with data”.

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  • Digitalization and The Overwhelmed Individual - the multi-facetted topic of HNoD's 6. Edition

    On November 17/19, the 6. Edition of the Hertie Network of Digitalization took place at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Under the overarching theme of "Digitalization and the overwhelmed individual", HNoD set out to discuss how digitalization has impacted our everyday lives. This edition took on a 360- view on the subject and invited professionals from the various areas to discuss the changes that digitalization has brought about. -> Read More


HNoD's members are spread across and beyond Europe and have backgrounds ranging from consulting over policy research to pedagogics and culture administration. Within this interdisciplinary framework and given its member-driven nature, it will be up to its members to decide the scope, concrete format and future activities of the Hertie Network on Digitalization. Tools to fulfill the HNoD's mission include regular meetings members in Berlin, regular elearning events fostering exchange also between members not living in Berlin and teaching members progressive methodologies in order to better collaborate and put ideas into practice.

For a better and long-term exchange of information, a group will be used on the online forum, where the personal data of the members can be exchanged and a common mailing list has been established.

Become a member of our group in the online forum

HNoD Coordinators

Cosmina Radu

Together with Dominik Golle, Cosmina Radu founded HNoD in late 2014. She is dedicated to enhancing the dialogue and interaction among the digital community by breaking the existing 'community bubbles'.
Cosmina's focus within HNoD lies on E-Government and the use of IT to enhance government services as well as ICT in Development and Education. Cosmina works as a public sector IT-consultant in the areas of E-Government and E-Justice. E-Mail:

Paul Trompisch

Paul Trompisch became a HNoD coordinator in 2016 and he is particularly interested in the digitalization of industry and innovative business models. After graduating from the Hertie School of Governance in 2014 he joined the Federation of Austrian Industries in their Brussels office as an advisor for Digitalization and EU policy. Currently, Paul works at the newly founded Association Industry 4.0 Austria in Vienna. E-Mail:

Dominik Golle

Dominik is one of the founders and coordinators of the Hertie Network on Digitalization. Currently he's working at the Center for Digitization.Bavaria, an interministerial, federal organization in Bavaria tasked to promote the digital transformation in Bavaria by supporting research institutions, companies, as well as governmental and nongovermental actors. At the Center he is reponsible for the consumer protection division. Dominik is excited and excitable about everything digital, online consumer protection, civil rights, philosophy and surfing.

ff networks are platforms envisioned, founded and led by the Hertie fellows themselves with mentoring and funding support of the ff programme of the Hertie Foundation. While the ff networks are communities of like-minded fellows sharing particular interests, they are also settings for reaching out to senior key professionals and starting new collaborations. Hertie fellows have two opportunities a year to join each of the current networks, following up on regular Calls for Applications. The fellows are also invited to get in touch with new ideas.