Director of polis – the Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools since 2006

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Core competencies

  • Many years of expertise in citizenship education and human rights education (lectures, seminars, workshops, publications, networking, participation in shaping Austrian and European processes in these fields)
  • Main topics: citizenship education, human rights education, women’s rights, children’s rights, rights of disabled people, International and European human rights system.
  • Organizational development, strategic planning, strategy implementation
  • Human resource and financial management
  • Knowledge transfer and communication

Professional experience and networks

  • Since 2021 Member of the Board of the “Interessengemeinschaft Politische Bildung
  • Since 2020 Member of the Working Group on Training of the Council of Europe
  • Since 2018 Austrian member of the Council of Europe Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN)
  • Since 2016 Member of the Board of the Austrian League for Human Rights
  • Since 2009 Auditor of the association – National Socialism and the Holocaust: Memory and the Present
  • 2015 – 2019 Board member of WUK, association for the creation of open culture and workshop houses
  • 2012 – 2019 Co-director at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
  • 2008 – 2020 Head of the Department of Human Rights Education at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
  • 2009 – 2015 Board member of the Community of Interest for Citizenship Education (IGPB)
  • 2003 – 2009 Member of the Board of Amnesty International Austria
  • 2002 – 2006 Project Coordinator at Integration:Austria
  • 1999 – 2002 Austrian representative in the International Women’s Rights Network of Amnesty International
  • 1996 – 2003 Publisher (art and culture documentaries)
  • Literary translator from French
  • Self-employed organizational consultant, trainer, moderator


  • Studies: Comparative Literature and Romance Studies at the University of Vienna (Mag. phil, Dr. phil.)
  • WIFI-certified project manager
  • Continuous training in the areas of strategic management, gender mainstreaming, organizational development, staff management, etc.