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Migration – reasons, impacts, strategies

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Journalist for "Die Zeit", Senior Editor, Head of the Politics Department
OSCE Regional Co-ordinator and Chair of the Stability Pact Task Force on Trafficking in Human Beings for South Eastern Europe
Managing Director, Caritas of the Archdiocese of Vienna; President, Caritas Austria, Vienna
Representative of the UNHCR Vienna, Public Information
Principal Administrator, European Commission, Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs
Sektionschef, Sektion III des Bundesministeriums für Inneres, Wien
International Organization for Migration, Chief of Mission, Vienna; Coordinator for Central Europe

Martin KLINGST

Journalist for "Die Zeit", Senior Editor, Head of the Politics Department

-86 Assistant teacher at the Institute for International Relations in Hamburg -92 Journalist for the "Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblatt" -95 Journalist for "Die Zeit" -97 Journalist for the North German Broadcasting Corporation
 studied Law at the Universities of Freiburg, Geneva and Hamburg
 
1983
1987
1992
1995

Dr. Helga KONRAD

OSCE Regional Co-ordinator and Chair of the Stability Pact Task Force on Trafficking in Human Beings for South Eastern Europe

-75 Course of studies in English and Romance philology at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz and Sorbonne, Paris Studies completed with Ph.D. -77 Teacher at institutes of adult education -80 Adviser of Education and Culture in the Styrian Chamber of Labour -93 Cultural management/Manager of the Styrian Cultural Initiative -90 Member of the Municipal Council in Graz -93 Member of Austrian Parliament -95 Member of the Municipal Government (responsible for Youth, Family, Schools and Health) in Graz -99 Member of Austrian Parliament
1967
1976
1975
1977
1980
1987
1990
1993
1997
 President of the Austrian Institute of the Arts and Science (IWK)

DDr. Michael LANDAU

Managing Director, Caritas of the Archdiocese of Vienna; President, Caritas Austria, Vienna

Dr. rer. nat. (D. Nat. diploma) Admission to the theological seminary of the Archdiocese of Vienna Collegium Germanicum et Hungaricum, Rome Ordination to priesthood in Rome (Bishop Kamphaus) Managing Director of the Caritas of the Archdiocese of Vienna Dr. iur. can. (D. Phil. diploma) Monsignor; appointed by Pope Benedikt XVI Head of the Legal Affairs Committee of Caritas Internationalis, Rome Admission to the diocesan chapter of St. Stephan
1988
1988
1989
1992
since 1995
1999
2006
2008
2008

Karola PAUL

Representative of the UNHCR Vienna, Public Information

- 70 University of Marburg and Freiburg, Federal Republic of Germany, University Law Degree (First State Examination) -71 Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales, France Diploma -73 Post-graduate Civil Service Training (Referendar), Federal Republic of Germany, State Law Degree (Second State Examination) -74 Lawyer -79 Civil Servant, Federal Agency for the Recognition of Foreign Refugees, Nuremberg, Federal Republic of Germany -82 Associate Legal Officer, UNHCR Branch Office in Bonn, Germany -85 Deputy Representative and Legal Adviser, UNHCR Branch Office in Bonn, Germany -88 Assistant Representative (Legal), UNHCR Branch Office in Mogadishu, Somalia -90 Deputy Representative, UNHCR Branch Office in Manila, Philippines -93 Chief, Promotion of Refugee Law Section, Division of International Protection, UNHCR Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland -95 Deputy Representative, UNHCR Branch Office in Bangkok, Thailand -99 Deputy Director, Bureau for Europe, UNHCR Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
 Education:
1965
1970
 
 Professional Experience:
1971
1973
 
 Functions with UNHCR:
1974
1979
1982
1985
1988
1991
1993
1995

MA Friso ROSCAM-ABBING

Principal Administrator, European Commission, Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs

-94 Head of Legal Department, Dutch Refugee Council -99 EU representative, European Council on Refugees and Exiles Head of EU Office, European Council on Refugees and Exiles
 studied Public Administration, Political Science and Law at the University of Amsterdam and the Institut du Science Politique, Paris
 
1986
1994
1999-2000
 
 Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals and stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international Protection.
 COMMISSION WORKING DOCUMENT The relationship between safeguarding internal security and complying with international protection obligations and instruments

Dr. Wolf SZYMANSKI

Sektionschef, Sektion III des Bundesministeriums für Inneres, Wien

Promotion zum Dr.iur. Eintritt in den rechtskundigen Dienst der Bundespolizeidirektion Wien, 13 Jahre als Referent und Stellvertreter des Leiters des Büros für Organisation, Rechtsfragen und Dienstaufsicht Ernennung zum Leiter der Rechtsabteilung des Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) Leitung der Sektion IV (Allgemeine Rechts- und Verwaltungsangelegenheiten), Betreuung der legistischen Vorhaben des Ressorts (Asylgesetz 1997, Fremdengesetz 1997 und Staatsbürgerschaftsgesetz-Novelle 1998) Leiter der Sektion III des Bundesministeriums für Inneres, zuständig auch für den gesamten Asyl- und Migrationsbereich ausschließlich für diese Angelegenheiten und bis 2001 für die Führung der KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen verantwortlich
 Jusstudium an der Universität Wien
1971
1972
1988
1992-1999
1999-2002
ab 2000

Irena VOJACKOVA-SOLLORANO

International Organization for Migration, Chief of Mission, Vienna; Coordinator for Central Europe

-89 Cultural Orientation teacher, IOM Vienna, Austria -92 Development Officer, IOM Manila Philippines -95 Operations Officer, IOM Manila Philippines -96 Programme Officer for Central Europe, IOM Geneva -98 Desk Officer for Central Europe, IOM Geneva Coordinator for Central Europe, SRO Vienna
 studied History, Political Science and International Law
 
1984
1989
1992
1995
1996
1998-2000