... what our graduates say about us:
“As one of the first participants of the Young Academy, I follow the development of this training programme of the FPÖ Education Institute 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
“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
“The courses of the FPÖ Education Institute gave me a good start to gain a comprehensive overview of the various activities that come with a political office. I was able to find contacts and make close friends quickly in the various states in Austria. Not only the close and growing cohesion mentioned before was very clear after a year, but also the further personal development. I can draw on the seminars both for political issues and in my own private life, and I can wholeheartedly recommend the Academy to anyone wishing to work on themselves and have fun along the way. I thank the FPÖ Education Institute for this great opportunity, and I am looking forward to Alumni programmes in the future as well as further challenges ahead.”
Maximilian Weinzierl, personal advisor, Vice-Chancellor’s cabinet
“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
“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