I`ve been active in parents’ associations for the past 20 years in Austria as well as abroad I’ve gained experience with different school systems in several countries. Trained as a linguist in romance languages my particular interests are intercultural communication and plurilinguism in our society, fostering the mutual understanding and developping ways of successfully living together in a multicultural society. Through the education of their children parents play a key role in the future developpement of their societies, exchange of ideas and cooperation on the European level are therefore important elements for maintaining peace and insuring prosperity.
Projects in this field that I’m involved in: „Moral courage“, school project in Austria that made the 2nd place at the Alcuin Award 2012. www.schaunichtweg.at
„FREPA for parents“ – parental involvement in intercultural and plurilingual education, a project of the Council of Europe, organized by the ECML (European Center of Modern Languages, Graz, Austria) http://carap.ecml.at/Forparents/tabid/2892/language/en-GB/Default.aspx