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MMag. Dr. Gudrun Kugler, MMF

Dr. Gudrun Kugler, MMF (born in 1976, maiden name Lang) majored in Law, Women's Studies as well as Theological Studies on Marriage and the Family. She holds a PhD in International Law.

From 2001 to 2004 she worked as a director of World Youth Alliance - Europe (www.wya.net) in Brussels. Since January 2005 she is co-founder of Kairos Consulting for Non Profit Initiatives in Vienna. Since September 2008 she is an adjunct professor at the International Theological Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family (www.iti.ac.at).

Gudrun Kugler directs the Catholic singles Website www.kathtreff.org. Until 2015 she was in charge of the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe www.intoleranceagainstchristians.eu. In this function Mrs. Kugler was a member of the FRP Advisory Panel of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency from 2010 to 2012 and was actively involved at the OSCE.

She founded and directed the "Youth Academy" - a political training course for young adults hosted by the Vienna Dr. Karl-Kummer-Institute (www.kummer-institut.at).

In 2005 she ran for regional elections as a non-party candidate for the ÖVP and scored despite an ineligible ranking the second best result after the party leader. In 2013 she scored third in the Austrian peoples party after two party leaders in national elections. While both successes were merely symbolic, an internal party regulation change led to her successful election to Vienna's provincial parliament in October 2015, where she covers especially European and International Affairs, Human Rights, Integration of Refugees.

Gudrun Kugler issued several reports, articles in different books and published to books "Europa der Grundrechte?" (February 2003, ISBN 3-932829-61-1), "Helden der Menschenwürde" (September 2003, ISBN 3-932829-75-1), the books "Entdeckung der Freundschaft" (Herder, February 2010), "Exiting a Dead End Road. A GPS for Christians in Public Discourse" (Kairos Publications, 2011) and "Niemand ist eine Insel. Wie man den Partner fürs Leben findet" (Pattloch, April 2012).

For her dissertation Gudrun Kugler was distinguished with the Leopold-Kunschak-Award (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold-Kunschak-Preis). Her work in Brussels was prized by the foundation „Ja zum Leben“.

Gudrun Kugler is married and has four children.