German (native), English, Italian
Studied sociology, history and political science (University of Vienna).
Master's degree in social and economic sciences (1996).
Research assistant at the BA for mountain farmers (since December 1997).
National and international research projects on rural development and mountain area policy
Employment and social and economic infrastructure ("services of general interest") in rural areas
Mobility in rural areas
Impact of climate change in mountain areas
Evaluation of rural development measures (accessibility)
Participation in the following committees:
Expert in the ÖROK Subcommittee on Regional Economy (since 2007)
Participants at EUROMONTANA