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Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler

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Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport

On 29 January 2020 Werner Kogler was sworn in by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen as Federal Minister for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport. On 7 January 2020 Werner Kogler was sworn in as Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for the Civil Service and Sport. The Vice-Chancellor acts as a deputy to the Chancellor in all his spheres of responsibilities. If both – the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor – are simultaneously unavailable, the Federal President appoints a cabinet member to act as a deputy to the Chancellor.

Personal details Werner Kogler

Born on 20 November 1961 in Hartberg, Styria

Education

  • 1968 – 1972 Primary school in St. Johann in der Haide
  • 1972 – 1980 Grammar school in Gleisdorf
  • 1982 – 1994 Degree in Economics at Karl Franzens University Graz, and a degree in Law

Profession

Economist

  • 1988 – 1994 Cooperation in various research projects on theoretical and applied environmental economics
  • 1994 – 1999 Employee of the parliamentary Green Party and member of the management of the parliamentary party

Political career

  • 1981 Founding member of the Alternative Liste Graz
  • 1982 Founding member of the Alternative Liste Styria and Alternative Liste Austria
  • 1981 – 1988 Board member of the Alternative Liste Graz
  • 1985 – 1988 City councillor in in Graz •1994 – 1999 Employee of the parliamentary Green Party
  • 1999 - 2017 Member of the Austrian Parliament
  • Since October 2017 Federal Spokesperson of the Green Party
  • Led the Green Party into the 2019 elections for the National Council (main chamber of the Austrian Parliament)
  • Since 7 January 2020 Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for the Civil Service and Sport
  • Since 29 January 2020 Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport