Federal Institute
Mountain Areas Research and Regional Development

Mag.a Dr.in Ingrid MACHOLD

Mountain Areas Research and Regional Development
Dietrichgasse 27
1030 Vienna
 +43 (1) 71100 - 637516
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Deputy Head of Department at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research (Department of Mountain Research and Regional Development), Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Less Favoured and Mountainous Areas, Vienna/AT (2000-2018)
Research associate at Sozialökonomische Forschungsstelle, Vienna/AT (1998-1999)
Doctoral studies of Sociology at the University of Vienna/AT (Dr.in 2010)
Studies of Sociology and Theory of Drama at the University of Vienna/AT (Mag.a 1999)

Main fields of work:

  • Mountain areas and less favoured areas
  • Rural sociology
  • Rural development and regional development
  • Local development (LEADER, art initiatives in rural areas)
  • Regional policy and governance
  • Demographic change in rural areas
  • Migration and integration in rural regions / social diversity
  • Public services and SGIs (services of general interest)
  • Small farmers

Participation in committees:

  • Participation in the subcommittee “Regional economic” of the Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning (ÖROK)
  • Participation in international working groups on mountain research (Alpine Convention, Mountain Partnership, Nemor)

BAB 072/24: Preparation, data management and evaluation of selected evaluation

topics of the Austrian CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027 and the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 Initial situation As in the previous funding periods, the evaluation measures in the...

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 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 038/20: Cultural innovation in the agricultural context

Types and effects of art activities in rural areas on the individual, farm and regional level Initial situation The project aims to record art initiatives in an agricultural context, to present...

BAB 044/20: The Challenge of Land Abandonment after 2020 and Options for Mitigating Measures

Initial situation The problem of abandonment of agricultural land is a central challenge for many European regions in view of the efforts to achieve sustainable development. Within the framework...

BAB 039/20: MATILDE – Migration impact assessment

Final report MATILDE - Migration impact assessment to enhance Integration and Local Development in European rural and mountain regions (Social and economic impact assessment to enhance integration...

BAB 030/19: Implementing LEADER in Mestia municipality for better livelihoods in high mountainous regions of Georgia

The research project BAB 030/19 "Implementing LEADER in Mestia municipality for better livelihoods in high mountainous regions of Georgia - GEO945" was completed in 2023. The Federal Institute...

BAB 029/19: ESCAPE – European Shrinking Rural Areas (2)

Challenges, Actions and Perspectives for Territorial Governance Initial situation In many rural areas of Europe, a long-lasting population decline can be observed, which could hardly be...

BF 157/17: ESPON ALPS 2050. Common spatial perspectives for the Alpine area. Towards a common vision

The alpine space is characterized by a great territorial diversity, ranging from specific morphological differences between the northern and southern, western and eastern alpine space to...

BF 150/16: Accompanying evaluation of the Austrian Programme for Rural Development 2014-202

For the evaluation of the Austrian Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (LE2020), the BMNT has defined a number of evaluation packages for the assessment of the different priorities of...

BF 151/16: The development of social networks for the direct marketing of fruit and vegetables

as well as for the integration of asylum seekers in rural areas The central concern is the use of local resources, especially with regard to the offer of regional organic products, as well as...

BF 152/16: Climate change adaptation and protection from natural hazards: Capacity building for people with migration background in Austria (CCCapMig)

Ingrid Machold, Thomas Dax, Oliver Tamme, Thilo Nigmann The Austrian Climate Fund supports research projects that deal with aspects of climate change, its impacts in Austria and...
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