Vita

Lawyer with additional training in mediation, fundraising and facilitation
Business licences for event management and as a public relations consultant

Photo © Michael Janousek/Behindertenrat

Since 2006 freelance work as PR consultant, event manager, facilitator and trainer

Since 2020 “How can we moderate online in a lively and effective way?” online facilitation trainings for business, government and NGOs

Since 2016 conflict, communication and facilitation trainings for social organizations and housing developers

Since 2012 several research and implementation projects in the field of migration, social inclusion and housing together with the Department for Migration and Globalization at the Danube University Krems: 2 housing research projects, several specialist conferences, focus groups and trainings

Since 2007 successful application, development and coordination of several EU-projects for Austrian social organizations and on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs (AURORA: Together against poverty, AURORA + New ways out of poverty, Equality in Housing, PESSIS I and II)

2004 Award of the residential hub as Best Practice by UN Habitat

1997 to 2006 management of several social projects and institutions for Volkshilfe Austria: among others a large residential integration project for Bosnian war refugees in Vienna, a housing research project, several Equal projects as well as setting up and managing the Wohndrehscheibe (residental hub), a social counseling center for low-income housing seekers in Vienna. The Wohndrehscheibe is still successful as an institution in the housing consultancy today.

Responsible in 1996 for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR as Liaison Officer for the Protection and Repatriation of Bosnian War Refugees throughout Central Europe

1993 – 1997 legal and social counselor at Caritas Vienna


Since 2002 board member of BAWO – the Austrian umbrella organization of organizations working with the homeless: numerous event organizations and facilitations

2004 – 2018 Austrian representative in the European umbrella organization of homeless assistance FEANTSA: numerous event organizations, facilitations and presentations in the European context; yearly Austrian reports on topics of social inclusion

Since 2015 Chairman of the Federal Association for Social Space Development

Other: 3rd Dan Karate (Shitoryu Shukokai Karatedo), salsa, yoga and ski tours