Simon Raiser holds a degree in political science from Freie Universität Berlin. In 2005, he co-founded the company planpolitik. planpolitik specialises in the conception and implementation of interactive formats on political, economic and social issues, using methods such as simulation games, future/creative workshops, scenario or campaign development. planpolitik also implements methodical trainings as well as skills trainings on topics such as negotiation, teambuilding, leadership, conflict and crisis management, and lobbying. In addition, its online branch develops online solutions for education and training. planpolitik has organised more than 1,500 events on various topics with more than 40,000 participants worldwide; its list of partners comprises governmental bodies, universities, foundations, NGOs, as well as companies in Germany and abroad.