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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  


    Mag. Martina Balažic – Office Management, Partner Desk, Conference Organisation & Regional Activities

    Martina was born in 1983 in Murska Sobota (Slovenia). She studied Geography with focus on Regional Development at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). She took part in the Erasmus Programme at the University of Abderdeen (UK). Martina has worked at the IRE in Salzburg since August 2014.

    • 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 Martina in German, English, Slovenian, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian:
    Tel: +43 662 843 288 10


    Lisa-Marie Stauffer, MSc -  European Affairs, Communication, Public Relations & Media

    Lisa-Marie was born in 1991 in Austria. After her bachelor’s degree in Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna, she completed her Master’s degree at the University College London (UCL) in Social Development Practice in September 2016. She has already gained international experience in Europe, Asia and the United States. She joined the IRE in March 2017.

    • 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 Lisa-Marie in German and English:                                
    Tel: +43 662 843 288 20

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