Federal Institute
Rural Sociology and Library

MMag.a Sigrid EGARTNER

Rural Sociology and Library
Dietrichgasse 27
1030 Vienna
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Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2012-2018)
Centre for Global Change and Sustainability at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/AT (platform ethics) (2011-2012)
Managing Director of the Eco Social Forum Vienna (Vienna regional organisation), Vienna/AT (2002-2011)
Studies of Business Economics - specialist area Social Economics at the Vienna University of Business and Economics, Vienna/AT (Mag.a 2010)
Law studies at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz/AT (Mag.a 2001)
Foreign studies at Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon“, Athens/GR (WS 1998/99)

Main fields of work:

  • Quality of life
  • Social Farming
  • Social Capital
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Rural and Social Innovation
  • Rural Development
  • Evaluation

Participation in committees:

  •  Board member of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics


BAB 066/23: Empowering Rural Communities to Act for Change - RURACTIVE (Horizon Europe Projekt)

Around one third of EU citizens (two thirds in Austria) live in rural regions, but GDP per capita there is below average. The inequalities between urban and rural communities in...

BAB 054/22: Work organisation of non-family seasonal workers in Austrian agriculture in the field of crop production

The structure of Austrian agriculture is characterised by small and medium-sized family farms. Non-family labour has always made a significant contribution to agricultural production (see...

BAB 051/22: Project ÖKO-SCHU-WA The economic relevance of protection forests in Austria

Project Management: Alexandra Freudenschuss, Peter Mayer (BWF - Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape) The WF project ÖKO-SCHU-WA was submitted by the...

BAB 045/20: COVID-19 Lessons learnt

Context With the beginning of the Covi9-19 crisis in March 2020, weaknesses of the Austrian and global economic system became visible. The initiative for the research project was already taken in...

BAB 033/20: Enhancing capacity of universities to initiate and participate in clusters development on innovation and sustainability principles (ERASMUS Project UniClaD)

Initial situation Participation in clusters enables higher education institutions to provide students at different performance levels with practical activities in various projects. In...

AWI 185/18EU: LIVERUR – The Living Lab concept in rural areas

Initial situation Against the background of the Europe 2020 Strategy (smart, sustainable, inclusive growth) and the challenges of migration from rural regions as well as a high average age of the...

AWI 178/16 EU: SIMRA-Social Innovations in Marginalised Rural Areas (H2020 Project)

Initial situation Against the background of the Europe 2020 Strategy (smart, sustainable, inclusive growth), regionally very different developments are a challenge for rural development. Social...

BF 142/15: Social farming and social capital in rural regions

In recent years, an increasing importance of measures summarised under the catchwords Green Care and Social Farming can be observed. The special setting of the work and social system on a farm...
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