Training course for Akademische Bildungsmanagerin" (Certified Adult Educational Manager) in Strobl, Austria
1988 - 1995 Language coach in various adult education institutions
1995 - 2004 Manager of the Adult Education Centres Bodensdorf (village), Feldkirchen (small town) and Villach (city)
since 2004 Educational Manager and Deputy Managing Director of the Carinthian Adult Education Association
since 2007 besides VHS-work also manager of the Kompetenzberatung Kфrnten" (Competence Advisory Centre Carinthia), an ESF-project for LLG
My responsibilities in the Volkshochschule, as well as in the project, are staff management, organizational development, program and project development, marketing, publicity and quality assurance, networking.
Since 2004 Member of the educational department of the Austrian Adult Education Association
Since 2006 Board member of the Austrian Adult Education Association
Since 2007 Board member of the Platform for Adult Education Carinthia
Since 2009 Municipal Councillor in Villach
Since 2011 Member of the supervisory board of the "Pфdagogische Hochschule" (University of Education) in Carinthia
I have acquired extensive experience over the past several years in various areas of LLG and LLL and would like to make a dedicated contribution to the European discourse on these topics, as well as topics that are very important to the Austrian Adult Education Association.
The key points are:
- Basic education and alphabetization
- Political education
- Active Ageing
- Capability of cultural expression as part of our identity / cultural awareness
It is also a particular concern of mine that the European discourse should be conveyed to Austrian adult education and communicated to important decision-makers in the government departments. My excellent national networking to adult education institutions, government departments and political representatives helps me to achieve this.
As Carinthia is in the Alps-Adriatic Region (Austria, Italy, Slovenia), I have established good contacts to adult education Institutions in northern Italy and Slovenia, whose concerns I would also like to consider, as they do not have any seats on the board.