Federal Institute
Mountain Areas Research and Regional Development

DI.in Dr.in Heidelinde GRUENEIS

Mountain Areas Research and Regional Development
Dietrichgasse 27
1030 Vienna
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Research associate Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate Federal Institute for Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2018)
Research associate at the University of Innsbruck and alpS GmbH Innsbruck/AT (2014-2017)
Research associate at SERI GmbH, Vienna/AT (2011-2012)
Employee Austrian Federal Forests, Purkersdorf/AT (2007-2009)
Doctoral studies of Agriculture, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna/AT (Dr.rer.nat.techn. 2018)
Studies of Environment and Bio-Resources Management at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna/AT (Bakk.techn. 2007, DIin 2012

Main fields of work:

  • Rural development
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Participation

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 064/23: A European Forum for Revitalisation of Marginalised Mountain Areas (COST Action) - MARGISTAR

Initial situation The COST project MARGISTAR was approved in May 2022 (COST Action CA21125) and the networking of partners started with the Management Committee Meeting in November 2022. The...

BAB 063/22: Communicating roots: co-learning to improve rural resilience and governance - CoROOTS (ERASMUS+ Projekt)

Co-learning methods to improve resilience management in rural areas The project was applied for on the initiative of the Prout Research Institute in Portugal in order to enable a scientific...

BAB 062/22: Rural Sustainability Transitions through Integration of Knowledge for improved policy processes - RUSTIK

Horizon Europe Projekt The project has been tendered in the Horizon Europe Programme under the thematic area of promoting "resilient rural communities" under the title "Grasping rural diversity...

BAB 056/22: Applying an agri-food systems approach

Basic principles and an analysis using the example of conflicting goals in land use Initial situation UN sustainability goals, the European Green Deal (with the "Farm to Fork" strategy,...

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 032/19: APCC Special Report Land Use, Land Management and Climate Change

Land use is very closely linked to the climate. At a global level, land use is a key driver of climate change, but is also strongly influenced by changes in climatic conditions. Global land use...

BAB 028/19: Integrated Flood Risk Management in Mountain Areas

Assessing Sectoral Interdependencies, Conflicts and Options for Policy Coordination Initial situation Since 1980, Europe has been affected by around 700 damaging flood events, causing over...

BAB 019/19: Development of the organic market in Austria and other selected regions

In recent years the share of organic farms in Austria has increased significantly. In addition to the traditionally high shares in grassland, there has recently also been a strong trend...

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 180/17: Options for stabilising income of agricultural holdings

Initial situation The income of a farm fluctuates because the components of income (volumes, prices, agricultural payments, etc.) also fluctuate. Various influencing factors are cited in...
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