Michaela Kauer

Director of the EU Liaison Office of the City of Vienna

Main focus: EU Urban Policy, Housing

Twitter handle: @MichaelaKauer

Website/blog: http://michaelakauer.at

Languages: German, English, French

City: Vienna & Brussels

Country: Austria

Services: Talk, Moderation, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

I am an expert on fair, social and smart urban development with a view to cities across Europe. A particular focus of my work is affordable and social housing, on which I am also in contact with organisations and stakeholders far beyond the borders of the EU.


Michaela Kauer was raised in Brussels and Vienna. She was one of the first Austrian trainees with the European Commission in 1991, even before Austria joined the EU.
In 1992, she started working for the City of Vienna, where she held several posts, in housing and urban renewal, women´s issues, integration and consumer protection, personnell, social affairs and health.
2009 she was appointed director of the Brussels Liaison Office of the City of Vienna, a position she holds until today.
She studied international public management and teaches European public policy. She speaks five languages.