MR Mag.Dr. Gerhard Burian

MR Mag.Dr. Gerhard Burian

Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth

Mag. Dr. Burian studied economics at the University of Vienna and business administration at the University of World Trade in Vienna. He wrote his dissertation in economics at the University of Vienna (1977). From 1974 to 1977 he was trainer for communications and rhetoric. In 1977 he started his career at the former Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (personal referent at the minister’s office, head of several departments).

Since 2000 he has been head of department of International Regional Policy and Finance at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour. Within his functions he was evaluator of the EU framework program, and national EU coordinator for all regulated academic professions. He was responsible in the Ministry for the coordination of EU regional policy and structural funds as well as for the European Territorial Cooperation Programs (ETC). In his field of responsibilities were also UNIDO and International Finance Institutions (IFI’s).

Currently he works in the Center for European Integration and External Trade, department for International Environmental Policy in the Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth.

Dr. Burian is president of ETRI - European Training and Research Institute, member of advisory board of the Vienna Institute for comparative Studies (WIIW), Co-founder and board member of European Center of Renewable Energy Güssing.


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