Martina Handler

Martina Handler

Participation, Green Investment

Contact

Telephone +43 1 315 63 93 -21

E-Mail martina.handler@oegut.at

Biography

Martina Handler has been working for ÖGUT since 2004 and has been head of the ÖGUT topic area participation and green investment since 2013. 

She studied political sciences and history at the University of Vienna, is a registered mediator and completed further training in knowledge management, project management, communication and moderation, coaching, group dynamics and public relations. Before working for ÖGUT, Martina Handler was i.a. in an executive position in occupational education, managed EU-projects in the field of labour market and worked as a scientific journalist for the ORF. 

Key Activities

  • Textual focus: participation, conflict management, participation, conflict resolution, participative methods and process design, gender, education for sustainable development, sustainable tourism
  • Content management of the information website www.partizipation.at
  • Mediation in the public sector
  • Development and coordination of topics in the field of participation and sustainable development  
  • Scientific project management of national and international projects
  • Head of ÖGUT working groups
  • Conception of national and international events
  • Organisation and implementation of trainings (Dynamic Facilitation, Art of Hosting)
  • Lecturing and moderation activities 

Publications

Demokratie in der "Knirschzone" - Beteiligungskultur in Österreich, in: Stiftung Mitarbeit (Hg.): Teilhaben und Mitgestalten. Beteiligungskulturen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, Bonn 2014, 31-57. Handler, Martina; Walter, Florian

Ist lang immer besser und kurz oberflächlich? In: zoll+ Österreichische Schriftenreihe für Landschaft und Freiraum, Nr. 24/Mai 2014, Wien

Zukunft der Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung. Chancen – Grenzen – Herausforderungen, ed. by Martina Handler and Rita Trattnigg, Vienna 2011

Fremdheit und Identität. Zur Konstruktion des Selbst und des Anderen im entwicklungspolitischen Kontext, Saarbrücken 2010

Environmental Report on the Objective 3 Programme: Territorial Cross border cooperation Austria - Czech Republic 2007-2013, Vienna 2008

Erfolgreich Sanieren im Dialog, In: Konstruktiv, 11/2007

Bildung und Empowerment für Nachhaltige Entwicklung in der Wirtschaft, Gupfinger, Henriette; Handler, Martina; Purker, Elisabeth, 2006

Wagnis partizipative Gemeindeentwicklung? Erfolgreiche Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung in Gemeinden, In: Kommunal, No. 7&8 8/2005

Promoting Environmental Mediation as a Tool for Public Participation and Conflict Resolution, Martina Handler, Elisabeth Purker, Kaidi Tingas, Magda Toth, 2005

Die Hotspots der zukünftigen Umweltpolitik, Ebner, Andrea.; Greisberger, Herbert; Handler, Martina; Hofmann, Renate; Ingruber Daniela; Purker Elisabeth; Supper, Susanne, 2005

Nachhaltiger Klimaschutz: ökologische, ökonomische und soziale Dimension von Klimaschutzmaßnahmen, Greisberger, Herbert; Hasenhüttl; Handler, Martina; 2004 

Dissertation: „Zu Fremdheit und Identität in interkulturellen Begegnungen“, 2000

Further Activities

Visiting lecturer at universities

  • Vienna University of Technology, MSc course „Renewable Energy in Central & Eastern Europe“
  • Danube University Krems, course "Sustainable mobility in transportation"
  • FH Campus Vienna, "Public Management"
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development
  • Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Institute for environment systems science

Member of möbius, Verein zur Förderung der Mediation im öffentlichen Bereich (association for the promotion of mediation in the public sector)