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    MMag. Dr. Joachim Fritz – Secretary General

    Dr. Fritz was born 1975 in Salzburg. He graduated as a doctor in law at the Univiersities of Salzburg and Salamanca. He completed his second degree in Romance Languages in Salzburg and Salamanca in Spanish, Portuguese and French. In Brussels he covered several positions, inter alia, at the liaison office of the Land Salzburg, College d’Europe and the Directorate-General for Internal Market of the European Commission. Prior to that, he worked at the global law firm DLA Piper. When the IRE was founded in 2004, Fritz joined the institute as Secretary-General.

    • Head of the IRE office in Salzburg
    • Project Management & EU Project Proposals
    • European Institutions
    • Funding & Financial Planning
    • Sponsors
    • Internship Program
    • IRE member desk: Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and companies

    You can contact Joachim Fritz in Englisch, French, German and Spanish:
    Tel: +43 662 843 288 44
    Joachim Fritz  


    Lukas Wallner, B.A. – European Affairs, Communication, Public Relations & Media

    Lukas was born in 1992 in Austria. After he finished his bachelor’s degree in European Studies, he completes the Master’s degrees Governance and Public Policy as well as International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau. His focus lies on Regional Governance, Intercultural Communication and Innovative Management. He has already gained international experience in Europe, Africa and the United States. He joined the IRE network in 2015 and takes care of the Communication and Media agenda at the IRE since January 2019.

    • Public Relations & Public Affairs 
    • Communication 
    • Relations with the EU and Governmental Institutions
    • International Organisations & EU Affairs
    • Project Management & EU Projects
    • Media Relations & Social Media
    • IRE Member desk: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and companies from the energy sector

    You can contact Lukas in German, English, Italian and Spanish:                                
    Tel: +43 662 843 288 20

    Julia Soldo – Office Management, Partner Desk, Conference Organisation & Regional Activities

    Julia was born in 1998 in Salzburg. Grown up bi-lingual, Croatian roots gave opportunity to easily learn languages, which was facilitated by the education in HAKII Salzburg, within the field of “International Business”. Simultaneously, opportunities to go abroad arose from social engagement and language-contests.  Most notably, the international Russian-Olympics in Moscow, as well as regional and national wins.

    • Administration & Office Management
    • Diary Management & Coordination
    • Event Management
    • Support to the IRE Association
    • Assistant Project Management
    • Regional Activities
    • IRE member desk: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine and  cooperation partners

    You can contact Julia in German, English, French, Russian, Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian.
    Tel: +43 662 843 288 10


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