Ulrike Guérot has dedicated herself the idea of an united and democratic Europe, a Europe as a republic. In her latest book Warum Europa eine Republik werden muss! Eine politische Utopie (Why Europe Must Become a Republic! A Political Utopia), she calls for radical change. A political scientist by trade, she also acts as a European journalist, essayist and analyst on European integration and the role of Europe in the world.
In 2013 she founded the European School of Governance for the development of European democracy. For the last six years, she headed the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). In 2016 she accepted a position as professor and head of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy at the Danube University Krems in Austria.