Steering Committee

To ensure political involvement in the anniversary planning, the "375 Years of Peace of Westphalia 2023" steering committee was formed as a subcommittee of the Culture Committee.

The committee includes nine voting council members.


  • Balks-Lehmann, Christiane, Alliance 90/The Greens
  • Bracke, Sebastian, Alliance 90/The Greens
  • Brickwedde, Dr. E. h. Fritz, CDU
  • Knabenschuh, Petra, CDU
  • Kühn, Christoph, Volt
  • Neumann, Brigitte, CDU
  • Schäfferling, Jutta, SPD
  • Schlatermund, Heiko, SPD, Chairman
  • Witte, Volker, SPD

Advisory Board

An advisory board was set up to provide expert support for the anniversary year 375 Years of Peace of Westphalia. It accompanies the planning of the anniversary year in terms of content and gives recommendations to the city of Osnabrück in matters and decisions of trend-setting importance.

The advisory board meets at least four times a year and consists of 9 members.


  • Beckermann, Wolfgang, First City Councilor and Board Member for Education, Culture and the Family
  • Bertram, Prof. Dr. Andreas, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
  • Blasberg-Kuhnke, Prof. Dr. Martina, University of Osnabrück
  • Dittrich, Michael, German Federal Foundation for the Environment
  • Mokrosch, Prof. Dr. Reinhold, Round Table of Religions
  • Osterheider, Prof. Dr. Felix, Representative of the Foundations
  • Schneckener, Prof. Dr. Ulrich, German Foundation for Peace Research
  • Sievert, Niklas, Sievert Foundation
  • Wehrle, Beat, terre des hommes


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