While studying Modern History, Sociology, Political Sciences and German Philology Clemens-Peter Haase became attracted to Finland, which became his second home. Finland was also his first posting outside Germany in his Goethe Institute career, after he had gained teaching experience in Bremen. After four years as Institute Manager in Tampere and a short interlude in Bremen Clemens-Peter Haase went to Sofia as Institute Director.
In both places he succeeded in creating a network of contacts with the German literary business, with inventive programmes in the area of literature. Clemens-Peter Haase also established an integrated plan for translation promotion in Bulgaria.
Clemens-Peter Haase will be greatly missed.