MEP Angelika Werthmann

Member of the European Parliament

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Biography

Angelika Werthmann was born in Schwarzach, Austria 1963.  She initially studied Philology at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg during which she also spent time in Italy and the United Kingdom; following this she further advanced her education in the fields of Economics, Psychology, Management, Medicine, Sport and Tourism.

In her professional career she has worked as a teacher and as an Interpreter in the areas of Education/Business/Medicine and Tourism; time spent in these occupations and fields has undoubtedly enhanced and strengthened her practical experience and knowledge. In 2006 she was one of the candidates for the Election to the Austrian National Parliament and in 2009 she was elected a as Member of the European Parliament; she is now an independent MEP.

In the European Parliament, Ms. Werthmann is a member of the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on Petitions and the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia. Her membership of these committees allows her to contribute to issues that exist in the areas of reducing unemployment, education and mobility, health, environmental issues, human rights and gender equality. Her most recent parliamentary activity was to raise the question of whether enough is being done for those with mental health issues in the educational sector.

Gendermainstreaming in Gender Policy

A Lecture by MEP Angelika Werthmann, Member of the European Parliament
The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights
"The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women's Rights"
(Strasbourg, France; April 14th - 16th, 2014)
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