May 4th, 2015 Ulrike Lunacek being interviewed by Rolf van Dick (CLBO)
Ulrike Lunacek (born on 2th May of 1957) is head of the Austrian delegation of the green party in the European parliament and since 1st July 2014 vice president of the European parliament. She studied English and Spanish Interpretation in Innsbruck. During her studies she was also engaged in the creation of the women’s-refuge in Innsbruck. She worked as a speaker for the organization Frauensolidarität in Wien, was editor of the Südwind-magazine and press-speaker of the Austrian Information Service for development-politics. In 1994, she was NGO-delegate at the UNO-Conference on Population and Development in Kairo and coordinated one year later the press-work of the NGO for the World-Women-Conference in Beijing. Between 1996 and 1998 she was federal manager of the Austrian green party, between 1999 and 2009 she was member of the National Assembly and in the Green Club speaker for foreign and development politics as well as speaker for the equality of the LGBT community. She is a member of several committees in the European Parliament and correspondent for Kosovo. Ulrike Lunacek got the great golden Medal of distinction in 2009 for her services for the Republic of Austria and in 2013 she got honoured with the Rosa Courage Prize. She talks about her personal style of leadership, leadership in politics, her role models and about the important role of values.