We are a young group of “Visionaries in Action” that believe that transformative learning is the key for change.
Our shared vision is a healthy planet with responsible people living in it who guarantee a good life for all.
Here is how we plan to get there.
Our actions are guided by the principles of Global Learning and Education for Sustainable Development.
Find out more on the important principles of our work
If you prefer getting active and doing something meaningful, instead of sitting on your couch complaining, then join our forces!
We provide innovative approaches to convey topics related to climate change or one of the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Valentina has been active in a range of initiatives, projects and organizations focusing on sustainability and environmental issues for more than 15 years. She studied sociology and sustainable regional development in Germany, Italy and France. Alongside with working for ViA, Valentina is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), with a research focus on environmentally, socially and economically sustainable practices in society and economy.
Project Support & Administration
Gregor studied Environmental and Bioresources Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He coordinated the research project Regional Futures at the Centre for Global Change and Sustainability with Austrian and international partners, which focused on regional vulnerabilities to climate change in Austria and Germany.
Gregor supports Forum ViA’s work through admin- and project support.
Project assistance, Team Coordination Vienna & Networking
Irene started as Sustainability Ambassador with us when she decided to set off on a journey to Malaysia sharing her experience of travelling without flying and without using plastic bottles with a Viennese partner class. Since she came back in early 2016, she is part of our team in Vienna. She first studied languages and worked in the UK for several years but on returning to Austria she started working in education. Recently she graduated from the Vienna Master in Human Rights. At Forum ViA she can combine her passion for education and social sustainability.
Susanna studied Environmental and Bio-Resource Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and aims to complete a master’s degree in “Green Care”. She is especially interested in environmental pedagogy and renewable energy and has gained experience in non-profit research institutes. Sustainable projects, as well as animal rights and environmental conservation, are near and dear to her heart.