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Mag. Albert BRANDSTÄTTER Managing Director, Lebenshilfe Österreich, Wien


1981-1988 Studies of Protestant Theology and Old Semitic Languages and Archaeology in Vienna and Tübingen 1988-1991 Work and research studies in the Valdensian Church in Italy 1991-2001 Protestant Academy of Vienna (1994 Director): Management, Social Ethics, Ecumenism Co-founder of the Österreichische Armutskonferenz (Austrian Anti-Poverty Network) 2001-2005 Secretary General of Eurodiaconia (Brussels) since 2005 Director of Lebenshilfe Österreich (Vienna): Lebenshilfe Österreich is a national federation of regional organisations working with and for people with intellectual disability. Main issues: advocacy for anti-discrimination, inclusion and high-quality services for people with disabilities. In the Lebenshilfe in Austria we work for 10.000 people with disabilities in about 500 local services with about 4000 staff.