The Ecosocial Forum Austria & Europe works on regional and national topics as well as on international issues and serves as the umbrella organisation of the regional Ecosocial Forums in Austrian Provinces and Ecosocial Forums in other European countries. The Austrian Society for Agricultural and Forestry Policy was founded in 1968. Its first president was Karl Schleinzer, at the time Austrian Minister for Agriculture. In 1992, the Society was renamed into Ecosocial Forum, and the range of topics was extended to also include economic policy issues. Josef Riegler became president. In 2001, the Ecosocial Forum Europe was founded as a sister association to address European and international issues. Josef Riegler also served as president. Since 2018 the two organisations operate as a joint association under the name Ecosocial Forum Austria & Europe. Currently Stephan Pernkopf serves as president. Honorary presidents are Josef Riegler, Franz Fischer and Franz-Josef Radermacher. The work of the Ecosocial Forum is financed by membership fees, project funding, donations, sponsoring and the sale of publications.

Ecosocial Forum Austria & Europe

office: Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna

President:                                 
Stephan PERNKOPF

Honorary presidents:
Franz FISCHLER
Josef RIEGLER
Franz-Josef RADERMACHER

Vice presidents:
Erwin HAMESEDER
Monika LANGTHALER-ROSENBERG
Felix MONTECUCCOLI
Hubert HASENAUER
Hermann KROLL-SCHLÜTER
Josef  TAUCHER
Veronika MICKEL-GÖTTFERT

Secretary General:
Hans MAYRHOFER

Board:
Daniela ANDRATSCH
Christoph BADELT
Andreas FREISTETTER
Edeltraud HANAPPI-EGGER
Max HIEGELSBERGER
Thilo HOFMANN
Mariana KÜHNEL
Reinhard MANG
Wilhelm MOLTERER
Josef MOOSBRUGGER
Markus MÜHLEISEN
Siegfried NAGL
Michael OLIVER
Rupert QUEHENBERGER
Bernhard REBERNIG
Walter ROTHENSTEINER
Hans SAILER
Johannes SCHMUCKENSCHLAGER
Friedrich SCHNEIDER
Alois SCHWARZ
Tina SEIDL
Georg STRASSER
Petra WINTER

Stephan Pernkopf, President of the Ecosocial Forum Austria & Europe © weinfranz FOTOGRAFIE