AUSTRIAN SECTION OF THE EUW
The European Union of Women in Austria
Lola SOLAR, a Member of Parliament of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), founded the EUW in 1953.
Her idea was to create an international non-governmental organization, whose members – in contrast to the European People’s Party – do not have to be part of the European Union. So the EUW became the organization of Christian democratic, conservative women in Europe. In the last 60 years, the EUW has had three Austrian presidents: Lola Solar, former minister, Marilies Flemming and lastly Ingrid Tichy-Schreder.
We all stand up for the idea of Europe and for the ideas of Lola Solar. This is why we want to strengthen the EUW and continue working for it. Our Section is working intensively in various committees and bodies engaged in Austrian women’s policy, and is cooperating internationally.
Chairwomen of the Commissions:
Culture and Education - Maria Graff
Europe Alive - KR Elfriede Leimgruber-Casagranda
Health and Social Affairs - Dr. Andrea Kdolsky
International Policy - Martina Fasslabend MSC
Legal and Human Rights Commission - Mag. Claudia Bandion-Ortner
Sustainable Development (Economy, Employment) - Mag. Helga Tomaschtik
Rapporteurs for the UN meetings in Vienna
Committee on the Status of Women - HR Prof. Dr. Waltraud Hauschka
Committee on Ageing - Charlotte Winkler
Committee on Family - Mag. Alexandra Lugert
Committee on Peace - STR Mag. Carmen Jeitler-Cincelli
Committee on Sustainable Development - Sabine Maritschnik, MPH, RD
So now we are trying to rebuild the Austrian Section, creating in each of our Federal States a “Round Table” with interested, young, well educated women. We will soon nominate Austrian members into our commissions.
We will start these “Round Tables” at the beginning of 2016 in Vienna.
I am very enthusiastic, confident that soon we will be a successful Section again! There are a lot of women interested in EUW, with European principles and a willingness to cooperate.
EUW AUSTRIA 2016 EVENTS
NATIONAL OFFICERS, AUSTRIA
President: Dr. Sonja Stiegelbauer
Dr. Andrea Kdolsky
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