Anna Hüncke ist a research associate with a focus on field work at the German- French Forum for the Future since November 2020. The German-French Forum for the Future or Deutsch-Französisches Zukunftswerk was created by article 22 of the Treaty of Aachen, signed by President Macron and Chancellor Merkel in 2019. The Forum aims to learn from local and regional initiatives in France and Germany that address the societal transformations our countries are going through. It will engage with a few initiatives over several years, will provide a dialogue platform gathering actors of these initiatives, experts and policymakers, and will facilitate the co-design of policy recommendations to be handed yearly to the Franco-German ministerial council and parliamentary group. Prior to joining the Forum Anna Hüncke conducted qualitative empirical studies in the educational sector, in development cooperation, and on the municipal level. In these studies she was concerned with topics like environmental and health protection, sustainable working conditions, human rights, crisis resilience, grassroots initiatives and participatory approaches. Anna Hüncke has submitted a PhD dissertation in anthropology at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Her ethnographic doctoral research focused on migration and practices of making an income at the South African-Zimbabwean border and was concerned with the concept of trafficking in persons. Anna Hüncke holds a Research Master in African Studies from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Arts in International and Cultural Business Studies with a regional focus on Southeast Asia from the University of Passau, Germany.