What do others say about us?
“Putting strong women centre stage! In March 2019, the FPÖ Education Institute launched the Women’s Academy as a new training pathway. Women from across Austria came together for training in government, rhetoric’s, media work and motivation. Superb trainers helped me to find my own individual path and to build it into a highway to success. I can only advise every woman offered this opportunity to seize it with both hands. I am a member of the local council in Wiesfleck, Burgenland, and at every meeting now look forward to speaking effectively and with confidence.”
Ilse Jägerbauer, Councillor in Burgenland (2019)
“As one of the first participants of the Young Academy, I follow the development of this training programme of the FPÖ Political Academy with great interest. The Academy was highly educational for me. We received the basic tools of political work in a very professional manner.
Also, this course gave us the opportunity to forge good relations and friendships throughout our political movement.”
Christof Bitschi, Party chairman, Vorarlberg (2018)
“I am delighted that the FPÖ Education Institute has launched the Women’s Academy and can recommend all my fellow female activists to enrol. In particular, I would like to highlight the Head of the FPÖ Women’s Initiative, Carmen Schimanek, who got this project underway.
It is important that the women of our Party are trained, provided with a solid grounding in relevant topics and have access to continuous development. The subject matter of the course was practice-oriented, as was the competent manner in which it was taught. Although I have attended many seminars in the past, I again learned a great deal, developed many great new friendships and was able to expand my network.
For the future, I hope that many other women from our Party will be offered the opportunity to take part in the Women’s Academy and, personally, I would like to see a follow-up programme for the first cohort of women graduates. After all, you never stop learning. :-)”
Nicole Hosp, Councillor in Lustenau, former member of the Provincial Parliament, IFF Chairperson in Vorarlberg (2019)
“What I particularly liked about the Young Academy was the wide range of competences the individual modules covered. The building and fine-tuning of rhetoric and communication skills as well as social skills are just as much part of the curriculum as the study of the political landscape and public administration in Austria.
I can only recommend the course also because you also get the opportunity to meet fellow members from all over Austria and beyond.”
Ralph Schäfer, BSc, Deputy Youth Party Chairman, FPÖ Youth Upper Austria (2016)
“I completed the Young Academy in 2014 and was able to take so much with me into my political work today at the State Parliament of Styria.
The content of the seminars was always practice-oriented and interesting, there was always time for companionship and fun, resulting in great friendships across the states of Austria.
I can only recommend all young liberals to take up the offer of the Young Academy.”
Liane Moitzi, Member of the State Parliament Styria (2015)
“The training programme of the Young Academy is THE opportunity to become more effective in speaking, presenting and at meetings. It gradually made it easier for me and gave me joy in holding presentations and speeches. It was extremely useful for me to learn how to deal constructively with stage fright and nervousness. You keep improving your presentation technique and your body language. Your arguments become more structured and, above all, more convincing.
The training programme of the Young Academy lays the foundation for confident behaviour. I liked the entire seminar, particularly that my perception of my own communication has changed. I felt I was in very good hands.”
Ricarda Berger, Member of the Austrian National Council (2015)