Jörg Mirtl is currently working for L&R Social Research, an independent institute in Vienna. He implements several projects and also works in the PA9 'People and Skills'/EUSDR coordination team. He has held already several positions in the macro-regional framework, e.g. for the Interact Programme or for PA10 'Institutional Capacity' of the EUSDR. Has was also active for the EU Coordination unit in the Austrian Foreign Ministry. Studies: EU Studies, Philosophy, French language in Graz, Vienna, Zurich, Paris and at the Centre International de Formation Européenne.