Michaela Matauschek

Michaela Matauschek

Ms. Matauschek is the event and administration manager at Fresh Thoughts. She is involved in developing the Fresh Thoughts Event Team to provide various fora where policy and scientific research can meet. In addition, she is responsible for various administrative tasks. 

From November 2010 to September 2011, she played a leading role in setting up the MBA Centre Vienna, organising language courses for business-English and capacity-building workshops on the US and Austrian culture. She was further responsible for organising cultural events for US interns. 

From January 2009 to November 2010, Michaela Matauschek worked as Office Manager in the Vienna office of Ecologic Institute and supported the Ecologic Event Team. A native German speaker, she is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of French. 

Before starting at Ecologic Institute, Michaela was employed in the hotel and banking sectors. 

From 2012 to 2015, she studied the MBA programme “Sports- and Events management” at the Danube University in Krems, with a focus on “Green events” and the use of “New Media Tools” at events. Before that, Michaela Matauschek studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), where she focused on marketing and market research. Michaela Matauschek has extended experience in organising online and on-site workshops, courses, seminars, conferences, study visits and congresses. 

associated projects

Adaptation and mitigation in the Stanzertal region
Assessment of Options to Use Financial Instruments through LIFE Climate Action Sub-Programme 2014-2020
Baseline study for the implementation of lighthouses of Mission ‘Restore our ocean and waters by 2030’
Climate change and tourism in Germany
Climate Change policy update
Conceptual design and content support for the BMUV Agricultural Congresses 2024-2026
Conference on water, climate change, and adaptation
Dialogue Forum on Sustainable Sport 2023
Dialogue on Water and Agriculture
DRYing rivER networks (DRYvER)
European Drought Observatory
Expert Meeting on Ecosystem Valuation in the context of Natural Capital Accounting
Framework contract for services related to coordination between the different marine regions in implementing the ecosystem approach
Framework Contract on Evaluation, Review and Development of EU Water Policy
Independent Review of Water Projects
Independent Review of Water Sourcing and Saving in Fruit and Vegetable Production
Innovative tools and solutions for governing the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change (GoNEXUS)
Instruments for sustainable development in tourism
International Ocean Governance Stakeholders Forum
Linking environmental planning tools with funding mechanisms
Marine Litter Conference 2012
Marine Strategy Framework Directive – Bulgaria
Mekong river Basin Development Plan (BDP) Programme – Study visit to the Danube River Basin
MIP4ADAPT – Building the Implementation Platform for the Climate Adaptation Mission
Mission ocean, seas and waters implementation support platform
More sustainable events in St. Anton am Arlberg
Oasis Innovation Hub for Catastrophe and Climate Extremes Risk Assessment
Public participation in the National Water Strategy
Resilience Strategies for Regions (REGILIENCE)
Revision and update of the national strategy on adaptation to climate change in Cyprus and Slovakia
Screening tool for the climate proofing of River Basin Management Plans
SEMANTiCS conference – support
Study on Integrating an Ecosystem-based Approach into Maritime Spatial Planning
Support of the European Innovation Partnership on Water
Support the Commission in the implementation of international water cooperation
Support to Activities related to the EU Policy on Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning
Support to ECOSTAT Nutrients Workshop
Support to the development of the EU strategy for Climate Change Adaptation
Support to the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive – Part 2
Sustainable Hydropower Use and Integration in China and EU
Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS)
Tourism Monitoring In Antarctica
Water for the Green Deal
Water Stewardship in Spain
Water Strategy Germany


Event and Administration Manager
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