Mag. Michael Fischer

1070 Vienna
Lindengasse 56

+43 664 404 505 8

fischer@oear.at

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Consultancy Specialization

  • Quality of Life: Measurement and process-oriented development
  • Regional development planning
  • Design, management and implementation of regional development projects
  • Systemic evaluation and impact assessment
  • Learning Regions (regional systems of innovation and lifelong learning in regional networks)
  • Empirical social research and statistical data analysis

Education

  • Higher technical education institute for industrial engineering (1994-1999)
  • Production and Management, University of applied science Steyr, Austria (2001-2003; no degree)
  • Sociology, University of Vienna (2005-2009)

Languages

  • English

Professional Experience

  • Consultant, ÖAR Regional Consultants Ltd since 2009, associate since 2014
  • Lecturer at University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna
  • Austrian Institute for Adult Education (scientific associate), Vienna, from 2007
  • Regional developer and Leader-Manager, Salzkammergut, Austria, 2003-2005

Reference Projects

  • “Strategies for regions with population decline” – Analysis for the eponymous ÖREK partnership, in cooperation with Rosinak&Partner and Bundesanstalt für Bergbauernfragen, assigned by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (2016-ongoing)
  • “Implementation of inter-municipal instruments for planning and development” – strategy for the introduction of spactal planning procedures on an inter-municipal level in the area of Burgenland. In cooperation with  Rosinak&Partner assigned by Regionalmanagement Burgenland GmbH. (2016- ongoing)
  • Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land – working for the Austrian network support unit within the Austrian Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, in charge of “LEADER, minicipalities and basic services”, in cooperation with Agrar.Projekt.Verein, the Austrian chamber of agriculture, winnovation, and Umweltdachverband.assigned by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (2015-ongoing)
  • Netzwerk Kulinarik – Compiling an intervention logic for impact oriented collaboration between the Austrian Culinary Network and the two culinary clusters as well as developing a monitoring system. Assigned by Netzwerk Kulinarik. (2015-ongoing)
  • “A New Approach for Rural Development in Georgia” – Establishing a LEADER-Local Action Group in Borjomi municipality (Georgien). Assigned by Bundesanstalt für Bergbauernfragen. (2015-2016)
  • “Regions with population decline” – study for the eponymous ÖREK partnership, in cooperation with Rosinak&Partner and Bundesanstalt für Bergbauernfragen, assigned by the Federal Chancellery (2015-2016)
  • Masterplan for the rural areas of Burgenland – participatory strategy development in all regions of the Burgenland in the thematic areas  “region & added value”, “nature & added value” as well as “social change & equal opportunities”. In cooperation with ÖIR GmbH, Center for social innovation (ZSI), Bundesanstalt für Bergbauernfragen. Assigned by the land government of Burgenland (2015-2016).
  • “Impact orientation in regional development” . Working paper assigned by the Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning (ÖROK) (2013-2014). Download Working Paper (German Version only)
  • “Lifelong Learning as a topic in LEADER regions 2014-2020″ – Handbook for Local Action Groups together with the Austrian Institute for Adult Education (2014). Download Handbook (German Version only)
  • LEADER strategy development for the period 2014-2020: supporting LAG nordburgenland plus, LAG mittelburgenland plus, LAG Thermenland-Wechselland (2014)
  • Coordination of the ex-ante process for the rural development programme 2014-2020. In cooperation with ÖIR, assigned by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, (2012-2014)
  • Synthesis of Mid-Term Evaluations of EU Rural Development Programmes 2007-2013 (Core-Team Member). In cooperation with ÖIR, ECORYS, Polish Academy of Sciences/ Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, University of Gloucestershire assigned by DG AGRI (2012). View results
  • Impact Assessment for agri-related education, vocational training and counselling in Austria. Together with the Austrian Institute for Adult Education (oieb) assigned by LandImpulse Österreich (2011-2012).
  • Feasibility study for implementing micro-regions/ intermunicipal networks in the northern Burgenland region. In cooperation with Plan+Land, assigned by LAG nordburgenland plus (2011-2012).
  • Mid-term evaluation of the EU-funded programmes Integrierte nachhaltige Raumentwicklung (integrated sustainable spatial development), Leader, ETZ 2007-2013, assigned by the Styrian federal state government. In cooperation with the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning ÖIR (2011)
  • SYN.AT – Coordination, Cooperation and Utilisation of Synergies between ESF, ERDF and EAFRD in Austria. Study assigned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affaris and Consumer Protection. In Cooperation with the Centre for Social Innovation ZSI (2011)
  • Network for rural development in Austria “Netzwerk Land”, Leader Network (2008, ongoing) www.netzwerk-land.at
  • Study: “Methods for measuring educational needs on a regional level”, together with the Austrian Institute for Adult Education (2009)
  • Supporting and consulting the Austrian “Learning Regions” on federal level, together with the Austrian Institute for Adult Education (2008, ongoing)
    http://www.lernende-regionen.at
  • Development of the measure “Learning Regions” for the ministry of agriculture, together with the Austrian Institute for Adult Education (2007-2008)
  • Evaluation of Leader+ funded educational measures in Lower Austria, together with the Austrian Institute for Adult Education (2007)

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