Jean-Luc Schaffhauser is Alsatian. Born in 1955, he was an auxiliary philosophy professor at the age of 19. He quit teaching at 23 years of age.
He was then Marcel Rudloff’s parliament attaché, greatly involved in Alsatian politics during the 1980’s: Marcel Rudloff was Strasbourg’s senator–mayor and was the president of Alsace’s Regional Counsel.
Up until 1992, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser was in charge of environmental and energetic policies, as well as the local and territorial development of the entire Alsace Region.
In 1986, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser was one of the founding members of IRCOD (Alsace Regional Institute for Development Cooperation), an organisation that carries out help & development with certain countries, in particular Africa. He was in fact IRCOD’s first president.
Jean-Luc Schaffhauser was also Jacques Chaban-Delmas “decentralization” adviser (president of the National Assembly, from 1986 to 1988 several times over). He participated in the implementation of the ”Assembly of European Regions” (AER).
As part as his responsibilities for the “Cooperation of European Regions”, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser visited Central Europe before the fall of the Berlin wall, and promoted the emergence of a forum of coordination concerning these countries, using his friend’s (Rocco Buttiglione) advice, who was an adviser for Eastern Countries in Saint-Siège (Holy See).
When the wall came down, he was elected President of the European Democratic Forum, in the name of the Central European Presidents, by the President of the Republic of Hungary, and all the representatives of Eastern governments. He became the European Academy’s President, which regroups the leaders of grand European Foundations to work on the states’ strategic questions: Energy, Defence, and Immigration. He travelled to Russia in 1991 to engage a dialogue with the Vatican and the Orthodox Church.
In 1992, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser left the public service to become an independent consultant and corporate director. He worked for different companies, by delocalising them to Europe, Africa & Asia. He worked from 2000 till 2008 for Dassault civil & military aviation. He is a consultant for PDM, a program for the decentralisation of the World Bank in Africa and Asia and consultant of an investment fund.
In 2004 he was made responsible by the French government, to engage a Franco-Russian dialogue concerning energy efficiency, in Russia, the country where he was also a consultant for Dassault and Total.
In 2007 he retired from all his different activities to devote his energy in to the analysis of the European financial and economic crises and published several collective publications within the CAPEC (Crises, Analyses, Propositions, Experimentations, Communication) foundation, as well as other social and economic articles. Since September 2012, he has taken back up his activities as an international independent Consultant.
In 2008, he worked in the CAPEC in order to find solutions to the crises, well known by France and other countries in the Eurozone. Jean-Luc Schaffhauser published within the CAPEC editions, a book called “Crise financière, stop ou encore (“Financial crises, stop or continue”) in September 2009, as well as another book: “Relance par le Pouvoir d’achat et l’investissement” (“Revival by purchasing power & Investments”) (with Alain d’Iribarne, in January 2011).
In 2014, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser committed himself within the political movement “Rassemblement Bleu Marine”, a political structure gathering several political sovereign and patriot parties around Marine Le Pen. He constructed and led the Strasbourg Bleu Marine list for the Strasbourg municipal elections, obtaining two elected representatives for Strasbourg’s municipal council.
He was elected a Member of the European Parliament in May 2014.