(c) Mike Horak

I’ve been around since 1988 and Vienna is my home. I studied German language and literature, news journalism and international affairs, worked in bookstores, concert venues and as a German teacher for adults. I used to be a journalist and then a policy advisor covering foreign and European affairs, defence, migration and development cooperation in the Austrian Parliament (for the liberals). In 2020 I headed the communications department of the European Forum Alpbach.

I am also the co-host of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s security podcast „The Defence Café“. Moreover, friends in Bosnia called me „the Balkans‘ wingwoman“ and I do everything in my power to deserve this honourable title. Currently, that means that I am a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Human Science in Vienna working on questions of Western Balkans enlargement of the EU.

You can hire me to consult on any of the topics listed above and for writing jobs, as well as for trainings and workshops for your organisation.

This blog is a private endeavour and does not reflect the opinions of my employer.

Contact: teresa.j.reiter @ gmail.com.