Team and Advisory Board

Christian Kathan


Christian Kathan, MA, born in Feldkirch, 1984; health and nursing care worker; educational scientist; psychotherapist working in own practice; research interests: psycho-traumatology, attachment theory, resilience.

Frederick Lins


Frederick Lins, LL.M., born in Feldkirch, 1980; graduated as a lawyer, business lawyer and canonist; entrepreneur in Feldkirch and Mainz; various management functions and IT projects in the non-profit and sports sectors.

Daniel Scheyer

Project Development, Project Management and Child Protection Officer

Daniel Scheyer, born in Bregenz, 1985; clinical psychologist, health psychologist; psychotherapist (existential analysis), working in own practice; research focus: existential pedagogy, psychosocial health promotion in childhood and adolescence, mindfulness in a psychosocial context, teachers’ health.

Vanessa Gruber

Project Development and Research Assistant

Dr. L. Vanessa Gruber, *1994 in Starnberg; Doctorate in art education and art didactics; Completed teaching degree; Trained yoga teacher and speaker; Research focus: promoting creativity, educational research, inclusion, sustainability education.

Matthias Mittelberger

Project Development and Project Management

Matthias Mittelberger, born in Hamburg, 1985; studied philosophy and political science; research interests: existential philosophy, applied ethics, political education, global learning.

Maria Malle

Product and Project Management

Magª. Maria Malle, M.A., *1975 in Klagenfurt/Celovec; Studied psychology, European cultural management and global citizenship education (political education for a global society). Research focus: Global learning, sustainability education, pedagogy and political education.

Lukas Mittelberger

Project Development and Research Assistant

Lukas Mittelberger, born in La Palma, 1986; studied religious studies and classical archaeology; research interests: political education, peace work, mindfulness practice in education.

Magdalena Tordy

Research Assistant and Internal Child Protection Officer

Magdalena Tordy, MSc., born in Vienna, 1990; studied water management and environmental science; main research interests: environmental education, climate and sustainability research.

Andreas Schuster

Advisory Board

Andreas Schuster, studied business administration (University of Innsbruck, University of Sydney), entrepreneur, business angel, coach, musician.

Thomas Schinko

Advisory Board and Weitblick Ambassador

Dr. Thomas Schinko, born in Linz, 1985; studied economic and environmental system sciences; research group leader at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, several national and international advisory functions; research interests: climate economics, climate risk management strategies, empirical ethics, climate and environmental education, transdisciplinary research methods.

Martin Kienl

Advisory Board

Mag. Martin Kienl, *1983 in Tyrol; Head of the Integration Section in the Federal Chancellery.