Julia Hildermeier joined RAP’s Europe team as an electro-mobility and transport expert to explore the benefits of integrating electrified transport in a smarter and decarbonized power market. In addition to providing research and policy analysis, she helps RAP’s strategic planning and outreach in Brussels and beyond.
Before coming to RAP in 2018, Dr. Hildermeier worked for the European Federation for Transport & Environment, advocating for a cleaner, fairer, and more sustainable transport system. As clean vehicles and e-mobility officer, she conducted policy research and managed internal and external research projects, co-created and implemented the organization’s advocacy strategy on electro-mobility, and advised decision-makers at the EU level as well as in key Member States. This included expanding stakeholder coalitions and networks, such as the European Platform for Electro-Mobility.
Dr. Hildermeier holds a doctorate in sociology from Humboldt University Berlin and Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan in Paris. Her academic work included identifying the path-rupture potential of environmental regulation in the European automotive and transport sector. Previously, while earning a master’s degree in social sciences and serving as a research assistant in an EU-funded project at Berlin’s Center for Social Sciences, she compared the innovation potential of electric vehicle battery politics in Germany and France.
Dr. Hildermeier publishes and reviews papers in scientific journals on mobility and climate topics. A native German speaker, she is also fluent in English and French.