Franz Handler

8010 Graz
Alberstrasse 10

Tel: +43 (0) 316 31 88 48 – 13
Mobil: +43 (0) 676 63 84 116

handler@oear.at

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Consultancy Specialization

  • Development Concepts for Nature Parks
  • Regional Develpment Programmes
  • Tourism Master Plans and Action Programmes
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Sustainable Regional Development

Education

  • University of Graz: Studies combination Economics/Pedagogics
  • Seminars for marketing, project management, moderation, presentation skills, systemic consulting, communication

Languages

  • German
  • English

Professional Experience

  • Consultant of the ÖAR Consultancy ltd, since 1986
  • Head of the ÖAR office in Styria, 1991 – 1998
  • Manager of the Union of Austrian Nature Parks, since 1996

Reference Projects

  • Management of the Association of Austrian Nature Parks, since 1995
  • Ex-post evaluation of the Regional Development Programme for the region „Nature Reserve/Nature Park Tiroler Lech“; on behalf of Regionalentwicklung Außerfern – REA; 2014
  • Ex-post evaluation for the ETC-project „EQUITY“; on behalf of Behinderten Selbsthilfegruppe Hartberg; 2014
  • Support for the LEADER-Region Müllerthal/Luxemburg preparing its local development strategy; 2014
  • Feasibility study „Geopark Mëllerdall“; on behalf of RIM Regional Initiativ Mëllerdall, Luxemburg; 2013-2014
  • Development concept for the Nature Park Müllerthal, on behalf of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxemburg, 2013-2014
  • Co-operation Project „Nature Parks and Tourism“, Innovation Workshops, 2012
  • Management Plans for the Carinthian Nature Parks in the field of sustainable regional development, 2012
  • Publication of the study „Nature Parks and Regional Development“, 2012
  • Publication of the study „Monitoring of Biodiversity in the Austrian Nature Parks“, 2011
  • Mid term evaluation Nature Park Our, on behalf of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxemburg, 2010/2011
  • Evaluation and concept for the enlargement Nature Park Obersauer; Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxemburg, 2008, 2011
  • Publication of the study „New models of nature- and landscape conservation in the Austrian Nature Parks“, 2010
  • Strategy Paper „Nature parks in Carinthia 2010+“ (with D.Siegrist), 2008
  • Development Concepts for Nature Parks in Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Styria and Burgenland, 2000 – 2010
  • Feasibility Study “Cable Car to Lovcen Mountain”, Montenegro,  2007 – 2009
  • Feasibility Study “Accessible Holidays in Styria”, 2008

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